Stroll along the Southern Beaches at San Gregorio State Beach

Rate this Adventure San Gregorio SB

Unique and fun beach hike south of Half Moon Bay!

Not a trail per say, but approximately 3 miles (down and back) of beautiful beach to walk down. Lots of interesting caves, wild animals, and rock formations to discover. This is a popular location for sea kayakers. San Gregorio State Beach was originally founded to protect the estuary at the back of the beach. Historically, the estuary was a Coho Salmon habitat. The entire beach is a part of the Monterey Bay National Sea Sanctuary. 

Photos: Nosha and Mimpei

Pack List

  • $8 cash for parking (or park down the street for free)
  • Light jacket 
  • Camera
Show More
RT Distance 2.9 Miles
Elevation Gain 413 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Kayaking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Watch the Sunset at Martin's Beach

Martin's Beach is a beach about 7 miles south of Half Moon Bay. It features a large, very cool looking rock formation right off the coast.

458 Saves

Hike the Ben Hollow Beach Trail

The Bean Hollow Trail is a fun and simple 1.7 mile out and back hike. Lots of cool dogs (all of them on leash). Easy drive from San Fran, Palo Alto, San Jose or anywhere in between.

25 Saves

Hike the Methuselah and El Corte De Madera Creek Loop

This loop hike will provide people with the opportunity to experience the tranquility of the lower canyons of the preserve, which tend to be more isolated than the heavier-trafficked trails that are .

22 Saves