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About Gualala Point Regional Park in Gualala, California

Gualala Point Regional Park Beach marks the northernmost point along the Sonoma County Coast. Despite the name, the park is not in the nearby town of Gualala which lies across the river mouth in Mendocino County. It is adjacent to the housing community of Sea Ranch which has five stunning beaches of it’s own. On the drive into the park the Sea Ranch Golf Links golf course is on the left. The beach here is a long wide sand spit between the ocean and the Gualala River which doesn’t always breach the beach. Hiking trails meander along the estuary to the river shoreline and also out to the sandy driftwood-covered ocean beach. Another trail called the Bluff Top Trail follows the dramatic shoreline in Sea Ranch all the way to Walk-On Beach about 2 miles away. During whale migration season January through May, many visitors will head to Whale Watch Point to look for gray whales. This ocean overlook is excellent any time of year if the weather is cooperating. Gualala Point Regional Park has a full-service campground with showers in the restrooms. There is a fee for day-use parking, but it’s worth it to wander the beaches and the trails here.

42450 Highway 1
Gualala, CA 95445
Park Name
Gualala Point Regional Park
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Fee for day-use parking and camping
Hiking, Whale Watching, Beachcombing, Camping, Kayaking, Canoeing, Fishing, Biking, Birdwatching, Picnicking
Campground, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Restrooms, Trails, Benches, River, Driftwood, Accessible Features, Visitor Center
Map of Gualala Point Regional Park
The Sea Ranch, US
4:15 am, July 25, 2024
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Sunrise: 6:09 am
Sunset: 8:31 pm
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Nearby Beaches

Gualala River Beach

0.5 miles away

The Gualala River has long wide pebbly beaches along it’s shoreline. One such public access beach is known as...

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Cooks Beach

2.2 miles away

Cooks Beach is a beautiful sandy beach in a rock-walled cove just north of Gualala. The waves roll into...

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St. Orres Creek Beach

2.4 miles away

St. Orres Creek Beach is in a small cove just north of Gualala. The Redwood Coast Land Conservancy was...

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1 review(s)
Very good0%
October 6, 2022

This is my dream beach. Hiking trail, long beautiful sandy beach, river, even whale watching! We paid the day use fee and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Highly recommended.