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About Franklin Point Beach in Pescadero, California

Franklin Point Beach is a beautiful wide sandy beach in the northern portion of Ano Nuevo State Reserve. The trail to the beach follows a sandy path and a couple long boardwalks across the plateau through natural vegetation. If you have walked this far to get to this remote beach you must be interested in the main attraction at the point – the point itself. You can walk on the beach or follow meandering trails along the edge of the dunes that lead south to Franklin Point. The trail and more boardwalk eventually take you out on this rocky spot that juts out into the crashing ocean waves. The point is named for the clipper ship Sir John Franklin which went aground in dense fog here in 1865. In the distance is the Pigeon Point Lighthouse which should be visible if it isn’t foggy out. Franklin Point is a stunning place and the beach here won’t disappoint either. More trails lead away from the point and will take you north to Gazos Creek Beach or south to Whitehouse Creek Beach.

Cabrillo Hwy
Pescadero, CA 94060
Park Name
Ano Nuevo State Reserve
Other Names
The Fist
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed in the park
Free parking
Hiking, Beachcombing
Trails, Dunes, No Facilities
Map of Franklin Point Beach
Redwood Terrace, US
4:00 pm, June 14, 2024
temperature icon 79°F
L: 50° H: 79°
Feels like 78.42 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 8 m/s
UV Index: 5.84
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:30 pm
Humidity 50 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 8 m/s

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