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About Gray Whale North Beach in Montara, California

Edun Beach is the nickname for the north beach of Gray Whale Cove State Beach. 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. It is an old WWII bunker that once protected the Bay Area from the blufftop. To get here, 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. The name Edun comes from the word n-u-d-e spelled backwards.

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
Montara, US
6:10 am, March 20, 2023
temperature icon 48°F
L: 48° H: 51°
Feels like 43.56 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:13 am
Sunset: 7:21 pm
Humidity 92 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 5 m/s

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