Sand Dollar Beach

Pacific Valley, California

Sand Dollar Beach Professional Review and Guide

"Sand Dollar Beach is a protected horseshoe-shaped sand and rock beach between two rocky headlands that jut into the Pacific Ocean. The mile-wide beach cove is backed by Pacific Valley, an expansive marine terrace 1 00 feet above the sea. The grassy bluff offers sweeping coastal vistas. The trail passes a picnic area lined with Monterey cypress trees to the steep, eroded cliffs and an overlook with interpretive signs. From the overlook is access to the shoreline. There are great coastal views of large offshore rock outcroppings. Plaskett Rock sits off the southern point. Cone Peak can be seen inland along the Santa Lucia Range, steeply rising upward to 5,1 55 feet."

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Trail Information

Pacific Valley
Nearby City
3.5
Distance
150 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Los Padres National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS: Cape San Martin
Local Maps
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Jun 2018