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About Gray Whale North Beach in Montara, California

Edun Beach is the local nickname for the north beach of Gray Whale Cove State Beach (Edun is the word nude spelled backwards). Nudity is not permitted at any state parks so it is banned here too but it’s still common to see.

The clothes-free area is to the right at the bottom of the stair. It is sometimes just confined to the north side of the line of rocks and the prominent rock wall that sticks out into the sand, but it spills over into the other areas of the north end. At busy times, it even gets close to the main stairway access to the beach so if this makes you uncomfortable, then Gray Whale Cove is probably not for you.

High above the Edun Cove is a strange-looking structure called the Devils Slide Bunker. It is an old WWII lookout that once protected the Bay Area from air and sea-based intruders. Now it’s a graffiti covered concrete chunk that attracts curious folks.

To get to Gray Whale Cove North Beach, find the parking lot on Highway 1 north of Montara, then carefully walk across the highway and down the steep steep stairway to the beach below. Turn right to head north. Park hours are 8am to sunset every day.

Cabrillo Hwy
Montara, CA 94037
Park Name
Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Other Names
Edun Beach, Grey Whale Nude Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
No fee for parking
Sunbathing, Surfing
No Facilities
Map of Gray Whale North Beach
Montara, US
4:41 am, May 30, 2024
temperature icon 53°F
L: 52° H: 59°
Feels like 51.66 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:51 am
Sunset: 8:24 pm
Humidity 86 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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