About Stump Beach Cove in Jenner, California
Stump Beach occupies a gorgeous deep cove in Salt Point State Park. The sandy beach here is surrounded by a rocky overhanging bluff on all sides except where Miller Creek descends down to the beach from the south.
There is a well-signed parking lot for Stump Beach Cove right off Highway 1 and a steep trail takes you from there to the ocean level. The last section of the trail is a bit of a scramble requiring the use of hands for balance.
Hiking trails go north and south along the bluff from Stump Beach to the other parts of the park. There’s a 1.5 mile long trail called the Stump Beach Trail across the highway that heads into the forest eventually connecting with Kruse Ranch Road which leads into Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve.
Camping areas can be found inside Salt Point State Park south of Stump Beach Cove.
- 25050 Hwy 1
Jenner, CA 95450
- Park Name
- Salt Point State Park, Kruse Rhododendron State Natural Reserve
- Other Names
- Miller Creek Beach
- State Park
- Pet Details
- No dogs allowed on the beach or trails
- Fees for parking, camping
- Fishing, Scuba Diving, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Equestrian Use, Camping
- Campground, Trails, Restrooms, Picnic Tables, Creek, Driftwood
We stopped at this beach as we passed through Jenner on our way down the coast. It was a beautiful walk to the beach, with a tricky part at the end, but boy was it worth it! It’s a gorgeous beach and interesting cove. If you’re in the area, visit this beach.