Relaxing at Garrapata Beach

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    Added by Abe Blair

    Easy beach and view access of Hwy. 1. Great whale watching and wildflowers. Amazing photography opportunities at sunset.

    A wonderful roadside beach and state park. Easy parking on both sides of Hwy. 1 with short access trails. There are almost 2 miles of coastline trails heading north and south from the parking area. The north end of the beach is great for swimming and surfing when the sea is calm and the south has some large rocks that make for great photography and wave watching. In the winter, there are great viewpoints for whale watching also!!

    You can also catch amazing sunset and sunrise photography and beach combing. Spring brings great blooms of calla lillys and ice plant along with many other smaller flowers.

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    Chillin
    Photography
    Hiking
    Beach
    Easy Parking
    Family Friendly
    Picnic Area
    Romantic
    Scenic
    Wildflowers
    Wildlife

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    2 months ago

    nice stop

    An easy stop along the PCH. Be sure to catch this at low tide to reveal lots of cool tide pools and rock formations.

    Beautiful!

    Large beach with beautiful caves. The walk down is surrounded by calla lilies and is right next to a little stream.

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    over 5 years ago

    Doud Creek makes a winding gully through the sand in the spring, and there is usually a hidden waterfall at the upper end of the beach.

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