Sunset State Beach

Point Details

Nearest Town: Southern Santa Cruz, near Pajaro River
Location: Sunset Beach Rd off San Andreas Rd.

Nearest Milepost
Mile Number:

36.882961435572, -121.827973275 ↗

Trail Section


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.


  • Beach Trail
  • Campground
  • CCC Access Point
  • Entrance or Parking Fee
  • Firepits
  • Fishing
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Parking
  • Path to Beach
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Signage
  • Stairs to Beach

Aerial Photo from California Coastal Records Project

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