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About Point Lobos SNR - Hidden Beach in Carmel, California

Hidden Beach at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve isn’t really hidden. Actually it’s one of the easier beaches to find and a nice one at that. Drive the park road to the end and find a spot in the parking lot or along the road near the end. Find a bluff trail called the South Shore Trail that heads back parallel to the road from the parking lot In a short distance a some steps drop down into a small cove with a gray pebble filled beach. This is Hidden Beach. The mouth of the cove is narrow with rocks encroaching from both sides. The South Shore Trail makes a great hike and in the other direction, the Bird Island Trail leads to China Cove, Gibson Beach, and a point that looks out to Bird Island.

62 California 1
Carmel, CA 93923
Park Name
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed in the reserve - even in cars
Fee for parking
Trails, Restrooms, Picnic Tables
Map of Point Lobos SNR - Hidden Beach
Carmel-by-the-Sea, US
12:29 pm, December 7, 2023
temperature icon 60°F
L: 54° H: 60°
Feels like 59.16 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 2.24
Precipitation: 0.01 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:06 am
Sunset: 4:52 pm
Humidity 70 %
Pressure1024 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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