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San Gregorio Private Beach

Highway 84--Highway 1 intersection, San Gregorio, CA
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Sunbathing, Swimming
Description: A nude beach open weekends from nine to sunset and weekdays from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I love going to this beach in the Summer. It's about an hour drive for me so when I don't have to work I head down. The drive down US 1 is beautiful and so is the beach. I always bring a beach tent because as much as I love the beach I don't love sitting in sunlight all day... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This is the place to enjoy nature while being au natural. The beach is big enough that you usually have your own space. The ambient is friendly and laid back. I have been here several times and always try to get here when I am in SF. We came November 1 and got lucky with fantastic weather - but don't... More

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Market Rasen, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My wife and I visited the beach for the first time at the beginning of October and had a wonderful day. Lovely sunny day and not at all crowded. Parking is so easy and you are on the beach in just a few minutes. Will definitely return.

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Palo Alto, California
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182 reviews 182 reviews
43 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Great place for sitting and watching/listening to the surf and smelling the sea air above the ocean. During low tide, you can go out on the beach.

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Top Contributor
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18 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Usually not too crowded. Limited wading. Swimming isn't advised. A nudist area was an option when I last visited.

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Redwood City
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Your are obviously a troubled individual. I have been going to this beach with its "creepy cowboy owners" for over 15 years. I have NEVER had a problem with them or the gay men on the beach. Usually, it's the rare straight pig who wanders up being gross. The owners are unfailingly polite, always friendly and have never approached any... More

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Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
17 attraction reviews
723 helpful votes 723 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2011

While the parking lot to the beach may be on private property, all coastal beaches in California are public by law. No one can eject you from any coastal beach by claiming private property. Of course, if your car is parked on their private lot, they do have the option of having it towed if you're trespassing.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

This is a very nice park. Lots of parking spaces, very easy to get to from Half-Moon-Bay. Not creepy at all. Very pleasant, wide open, fine sandy beach with awesome view. Must wait for sunset!!

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Monroe, NC USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2008

Okay I'll write a description of San Gregorio! Easiest reviewed by comparison. These places most certainly do exist and in a variety of settings: Haulover Beach bay #?? in Miami, Wreck Beach in Vancouver, Dead Man's Beach (Platja del Home Mort) in Sitges, Spain, and Super Paradise Beach on Mykonos, Greece. This is a privately owned piece of real estate... More

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San Francisco
4 reviews 4 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

You feel like you're in your own private reserve until you realize that there are these creepy cowboys who claim ownership of the beach and come down talking like something out of Brokeback Mountain. You also realize that they're up there watching your every move.

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