San Gregorio State Beach, San Gregorio

#84 of 248 in Beaches in California
Advertised as one of the cleanest beaches in California, San Gregorio State Beach draws tourists and locals alike. Naturally decorated with towering cliffs, boulders in the sand, and tumultuous waters, this piece of shoreline boasts great surfing and fishing conditions. Take in the nature by exploring the biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails. Nearby restaurants and grocery stores cover all your eating and shopping needs. If you plan to stay overnight, consider the truly unique experience of sleeping in a lighthouse turned hostel. Put San Gregorio State Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Gregorio trip itinerary maker .
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  • A 1-hour drive from Palo Alto via the Honda road, the view from the top of the cliffs is sublime. The road to the Honda allows to cross a still very rural area of the area south of San Francisco. The whole number 1 to Santa Cruz is splendid with many breakpoints that offer great impressions of the Pacific Ocean.
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  • San Gregorio is one of numerous state beaches and parks strung along Rte 1 between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. The entire coast is just sensational, and Gregorio is right up there in the top echelon...  more »
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