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About San Gregorio Private Beach in San Gregorio, California

San Gregorio Private Beach is a clothing-optional beach on private property just north of the state-owned land in San Gregorio State Beach. It’s considered to be the first nude beach in America. San Gregorio is a narrow beach with driftwood at the base of the bluff. People build up private spaces by building up walls using drift logs. We have heard that this is almost entirely a gay beach, but the general rule is straight on the south and gay to the north. If you visit and are walking this beach sans clothes, don’t venture too far south of the beach access or you might run into families or state park rangers that can give citations. It’s possible to walk here via the beach or on bluff trails from the state beach. The Private Beach parking lot entrance is the first driveway on the ocean side of Highway 1 just north of La Honda Road. It is gated when beach access is closed, but should be open mid-day during the week and all daylight hours on the weekends. The property owners charge a small fee to park on their land.

19429 Cabrillo Hwy
San Gregorio, CA 94074
Pet Details
Dogs allowed except on weekends and holidays
Fee charged for parking
Sunbathing, Beach Walking, Fishing
Driftwood, Caves, Toilets, Tide Pools
Map of San Gregorio Private Beach
Redwood Terrace, US
3:44 pm, June 14, 2024
temperature icon 74°F
L: 50° H: 74°
Feels like 73.63 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 5.84
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:31 pm
Humidity 63 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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