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About Santa Maria Beach in Point Reyes Station, California

Santa Maria Beach is a remote beach on Drakes Bay in Point Reyes National Seashore. The beach lies below a wilderness tent camping area up on the bluff called Coast Camp. Santa Maria Creek flows down a lush green valley and hits the beach at this same spot.

You can reach Santa Maria Beach by walking south along the shore from Limantour Beach for a little over one mile or by hiking or mountain biking the Coast Trail for nearly 3 miles from the Point Reyes Hostel. Getting to Santa Maria Beach by trail and camping overnight is really the way to go. If you’d rather stay at the hostel, then book your stay well ahead of time.

If you you are here at low tide, walk south on the beach to Sculptured Beach where you’ll find two rock arches and some of the best tide pools in Northern California.

1390 Limantour Spit Rd
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Park Name
Point Reyes National Seashore
Other Names
Coast Camp Beach
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Fee for camping, free parking at trailhead
Hiking, Beachcombing, Camping
Backcountry Campground, Toilets, Potable Water
Map of Santa Maria Beach
Inverness, US
4:20 pm, May 25, 2024
temperature icon 60°F
L: 48° H: 60°
Feels like 59.43 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 4.7
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:53 am
Sunset: 8:23 pm
Humidity 77 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 4 m/s

Nearby Beaches

Sculptured Beach

0.5 miles away

Sculptured Beach is a remote beach in the southern portion of Point Reyes National Seashore. The beach is accessible...

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Limantour Beach

1.4 miles away

Limantour Beach is a south-facing beach on a sand spit between Drakes Bay and the Limantour Estero esturary. Limantour...

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