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Limited parking is available.


Here are some guidelines for people visiting Gazos Creek State Beach:

  • Visitors to engage in active recreation only.

What is currently closed at this park?

  • Picnic tables and gathering spots

NOTICE: Get more information on the California State Parks response to COVID-19 here.

Gazos Creek State Beach is the northernmost part of Año Nuevo State Park. The creek flows into the ocean here.

Operating Hours

Day-Use Area 8 a.m. to Sunset


The beach is located on Highway 1 at Gazos Creek Road, south of Pescadero. There are two ways to access the beach: parking areas just north and south of the gas station at Gazos Creek Road and Highway 1. Short trails lead from the parking areas to the beach.

Things to do


Hiking on the beach is possible at low tide. Franklin Point is 1.3 miles south and offers great views of beaches and coastline. Atkinson Bluff Trail leads another 1.3 miles south to another sandy beach.


At low tide, tide pools are visible.


Look for snowy plovers, gulls and migrating sparrows.

Fees and Passes

Limited parking is available.

Parking is free.


  • Restrooms


  • Vehicles, dogs, camping, fires, fishing and collecting are prohibited.
  • Swimming is not advised due to strong rip currents.

More Info

(650) 879-2025

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