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Name or Prominent Feature:
Sunset State Beach
Area: Southern Santa Cruz, near Pajaro River
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 10
- Easting: 604444
- Northing: 4082543
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: 0
- Latitude: 0
Location: Sunset Beach Rd off San Andreas Rd.
Nearest Milepost
- Route:
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  • Entrance or Parking Fee
  • CCC Access Point
  • Parking
  • Beach Trail
  • Restrooms
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Fishing
  • Campground
  • Showers
  • Firepits
  • Stairs to Beach
  • Path to Beach
  • Signage


  • Sunset State Beach has a lovely campground on the bluffs, a driving access down to picnic tables and parking, and a northern access ramp with parking. It's a lovely spot to camp and spend a few days exploring the beach and nearby parks. Dune restoration has closed some trails, while others remain open.


     

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      • Sunset Beach parking and picnic area.
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      • Road leads upcoast a short way and trails continue north.
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      • The camp on the bluffs accepts tents, group camps, trailers and small RVs.
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      • A smooth ramp provides access from the north parking lot to the beach.