Gazos Creek State Beach
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
Gazos Creek State Beach is the northernmost part of Año Nuevo State Park. The creek flows into the ocean here.
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 doHiking
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.Tidepooling
At low tide, tide pools are visible.Birding
Look for snowy plovers, gulls and migrating sparrows.
Fees and Passes
Limited parking is available.
Parking is free.
- Vehicles, dogs, camping, fires, fishing and collecting are prohibited.
- Swimming is not advised due to strong rip currents.