Sand Dollar Beach

Cambria, California 93428

Sand Dollar Beach

Sand Dollar Beach Professional Review and Guide

"This hike on national forest land is as superb as it is short. It is conveniently accessed from a day-use area off CA 1. The trail threads a scenic bluff with the bonus of a 0.25-mile-long sandy beach.

This hike is on a sublime stretch o ff CA 1 south of Big Sur. Most of the beaches on the coast are in state parks that seldom welcome dogs. Luckily, Sand Dollar Beach is on dog-friendly national forest land. As a bonus, Plaskett Creek campground is just steps away on the southeast side of CA 1."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
1 hour
138 feet
Trailhead Elevation
163 feet
Top Elevation
Los Padres National Forest Monterey District, 406 Mildred Ave., King City 93930; (831) 385-5434;; Big Sur Station, (831) 667-2315
Local Contacts
USGS Cape San Martin, Los Padres National Forest
Local Maps