Description - The estuary is home to many birds and small animals. California Historical Landmark 26 commerates the passage of Spanish Explorer Captain Gaspar de Portolá through this area in October 1769.
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Coastal view of San Gregorio State Beach
- San Gregorio State Beach is where San Gregorio Creek empties into the sea. The area includes a protected, driftwood-strewn estuary at the back of a wide, sandy beach - with grassy bluffs along the coast. The estuary is home to many birds and small animals.
Recreation - Fishing, wildlife viewing, are available. There are picnic area and restrooms at the beach. Dogs are prohibited on the beach at all times.Please, NO beach fires are allowed.
Please refrain from removing shells, driftwood, and other natural beach features. Fireworks are prohibited.
Climate - Climate in the San Francisco-Bay area varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.
The beach is located 10.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 30 miles south of San Francisco on Highway One.