San Gregorio State Beach, San Gregorio

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#135 of 168 in Beaches in California
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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  • August 13, 2017
    This is a spectular and beautiful beach, like so many along the cool California coast, with great views, driftwood, craggy rocks, rolling waves, so much more, and sense of serenity that you're in a ma...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    Nestled off of Highway 1 this beach boasts of fine sand which is perfect for sand castles and long walks. Be sure to not only bring your sun screen but also water, snacks and some long sleeve items in...  more »
  • June 8, 2017
    We were there last week. The river water was warm enough to swim and it floods towards the ocean.My 2year 10 month old had lots fun in the river water. It has beautiful views and perfect place to spen...  more »

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