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San Gregorio State Beach, San Gregorio

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San Gregorio State Beach is a beach near San Gregorio, California, USA, south of Half Moon Bay. Part of the California State Park System, the beach lies just west of the intersection of California State Route 1 and State Route 84.GeographySan Gregorio Creek widens to form a small freshwater lagoon in the park behind a sand berm, or barrier beach, which typically blocks the mouth of the creek, forcing the creekwaters to flow underfoot as they seep into the Pacific Ocean. During the rainy season the creek often cuts through the sand berm and flows directly into the ocean. Historically the creek was a coho salmon spawning site, and the Department of Fish and Game is considering restocking it with coho to improve the salmon fisheries south of San Francisco.It is one of the cleanest in the state.AmenitiesPark facilities include restrooms and picnic tables. Dogs are not permitted on the beach, as it has been identified as an itinerant nesting habitat for the locally underpopulated western snowy plover. North of the main beach is a nude beach (private property) that charges a fee to park in their parking lot north of the park's lot that provides closer access. It is considered a self-registered fee area, although there is a kiosk which is staffed during summer months.
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  • we stopped here on a whim and it was definitely worth it - the views are amazing and just a short walk up the hill path leads you to a great spot for pictures. we didn't swim but i would definitely lo...  more »
  • A nice beach area that has free parking and rest rooms. It's one of the smaller beaches so isn't as crowded. It's a beautiful view.  more »
  • Beautiful, not crowded. Caves are interesting and add to the beach's beauty. My fav beach. Bathrooms are dirty, but it's a state park. Suprised at how few people go to this beach...it's a gem!  more »