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
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