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About Salinas River State Beach – Potrero Entrance in Moss Landing, California

The Potrero Road entrance to Salinas River State Beach is on a strip of land between the Old Salinas River and the Pacific Ocean. This is the central entrance to the state park. The sandy beach here is long and wide and backed by dunes for most of its length. From the parking lot a trail meanders south in the dunes to the southern parking lot in Salinas River State Beach at Monterey Dunes Way. A wider path leads north from here all the way to the northern entrance near Moss Landing Harbor. You can get to the Potrero Entrance of Salinas River State Beach by taking Highway 1 south from Moss Landing and then driving to the end of Potrero Road. The popular activities here include fishing, beachcombing, and birding.

10721 Potrero Rd
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Park Name
Salinas River State Beach
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the trails or the beach
Free parking
Fishing, Birdwatching, Wildlife Watching, Hiking, Beach Walking, Beachcombing, Equestrian Use
Toilets, Dunes, Trails, Wetlands
Map of Salinas River State Beach – Potrero Entrance
Castroville, US
2:07 pm, June 14, 2024
temperature icon 67°F
L: 49° H: 67°
Feels like 66.79 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 9.52
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:47 am
Sunset: 8:27 pm
Humidity 66 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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