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About Sunset State Beach in Watsonville, California

Sunset State Beach is located west of the city of Watsonville, CA. This is a popular state park with a campground, nice day use picnic facilities, and a long wide sandy beach. The main unit of Sunset State Park has two separate day-use parking lots: Upper Ramada Picnic Area (near the park entrance) and Lower Ramada Picnic Area (at the end of the park road). Both areas have picnic tables and covered picnic areas with barbeques. In between these parking lots are several camping areas with trails that descend the hillside to Sunset Beach. Walking south on the beach leads to another separate day-use area in Sunset State Beach called Palm Beach. Walking north on the beach is a great beachcombing area that eventually leads to Manresa State Beach in La Selva Beach, CA. To get here, take San Andreas Road from La Selva Beach and then turn onto Sunset Beach Road which leads to the entrance station.

223 Sunset Beach Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
Park Name
Sunset State Beach
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking, camping
Picnicking, Camping, Beachcombing, Beach Walking, Fishing
Campground, Picnic Tables, BBQs, Group Picnic Areas, Restrooms, Lifeguard, Remote Control Glider Port, Accessible Features, Dunes
Map of Sunset State Beach
La Selva Beach, US
12:59 am, December 2, 2023
temperature icon 48°F
L: 48° H: 61°
Feels like 48.09 °F broken clouds
Wind gusts: 1 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 7:02 am
Sunset: 4:51 pm
Humidity 87 %
Pressure1022 mb
Wind 1 m/s

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Palm Beach

0.9 miles away

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Zmudowski State Beach

3 miles away

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