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San Gregorio Beach

San Francisco, CA
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San Gregorio Beach, San Francisco California

Description

San Gregorio Beach is a wonderful place for kids and grown-ups to frolic and let off some steam! Kids can climb on the huge driftwood logs and splash in the lagoon (which I assume is clean, in this unpopulated area). The sand is golden and pristine and great for building sandcastles. To the right, there is a large perfect dome of a cave! At low tide it's fun to run in and out of the cave (be careful!). On the weekends, this beach is lively with families from nearby San Francisco. During high surf, it's glorious to watch and listen to the waves here.
Check out Pomponio Beach, just south of here, with its sandstone ledges where you can stand and listen to the waves crash around you!

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View from a lookout on the way to San Gregorio Beach, when coming from the north.
View from a lookout on the way to San Gregorio Beach, when coming from the north.
A girl and boy play in the lagoon, while the sun shimmers on the water.
A girl and boy play in the lagoon, while the sun shimmers on the water.
The golden rock cliffs at San Gregorio Beach.
The golden rock cliffs at San Gregorio Beach.
Huck Finn fishing in the lagoon!
Huck Finn fishing in the lagoon!
The cave where you can stand and hope not to get caught when the waves come tumbling in.
The cave where you can stand and hope not to get caught when the waves come tumbling in.
The water comes up high on the rocks surrounding the cave!
The water comes up high on the rocks surrounding the cave!
Having a blast in the frigid water!
Having a blast in the frigid water!
Two children play in the sand on a perfect February day at San Gregorio Beach.
Two children play in the sand on a perfect February day at San Gregorio Beach.
 

Directions

Pull off from Hwy 1 at the large sign for San Gregorio State Beach. There is a large parking lot and the beach is right there! The pay booth was self-pay (honor system) both times I've been there. There are restrooms. $8 covers parking for all state beaches for one day.

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Visitor Ratings

Overall Visitor Rating: Unrated.

Last Updated Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:39:32 GMT