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About Sculptured Beach in Point Reyes Station, California

Sculptured Beach is a remote beach in the southern portion of Point Reyes National Seashore. The beach is accessible by walking or mountain biking on the Coast Trail from Point Reyes Hostel. It’s also accessible for a day-trip by walking south from Santa Maria Beach at low tide. Just be careful not to get trapped by rising tides as some of the access points get cut off by high water.

Sculptured Beach is known for the many natural “sculptures” in the rocks along the beach. Look for unique geologic features including two rock arches, and many caves and sea stacks. At low tide there is even more to discover at low tide. This is one of the top areas for tide pools on the entire Point Reyes Peninsula.

The steep bluffs behind the beach add to the secluded setting. Because of it’s remote status some visitors consider it a clothing-optional beach.

Secret Beach is accessed at the south end of Sculptured Beach at low tides. Book rooms at the Point Reyes Hostel well in advance. Camping is possible at Coast Camp above Santa Maria Beach.

1 Bear Valley Rd
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Park Name
Point Reyes National Seashore
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on beach
Free parking at the trailhead
Hiking, Tidepooling, Beachcombing
Tide Pools, Nature Rock Features, Trails
Map of Sculptured Beach
Inverness, US
5:53 am, May 30, 2024
temperature icon 51°F
L: 50° H: 59°
Feels like 49.95 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:51 am
Sunset: 8:27 pm
Humidity 90 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 5 m/s

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