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3 Mile Beach at Wilder Ranch State Park

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3 Mile Beach at Wilder Ranch State Park in Santa Cruz, California

3 Mile Beach at Wilder Ranch State Park is a secluded sandy beach west of Santa Cruz. It requires quite a hike along the Ohlone Bluffs Trail from the Four Mile Beach parking lot to get here. When you reach 3 Mile Beach, if you don’t find an easy way down from the bluff to the beach, then keep walking around the double-track trail to the railroad tracks and continue until you find another trail just a little further south. The Ohlone Bluffs Trail continues farther south to another beach called Strawberry Beach. Because this beach is so tucked way, it is considered clothing-optional. If they are not taken, there is room for a couple cars outside the officially signed 3 Mile Beach trailhead across from the address 3050 Coast Road on California Highway 1 (a three mile drive from western Santa Cruz). This parking spot is more direct, but be sure not to block the gate.

Address
3050 Coast Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Park Name
Wilder Ranch State Park
Owner
State Park
Other Names
Three Mile Beach
Activities
Hiking, Mountain Biking, Birdwatching
Amenities
Trails, Wetlands
Pet Policy
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fees
Free parking

* Note: This is a clothing optional beach

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