Greyhound Rock County Park

Explore in Detail
Greyhound Rock County Park

Share:

Advertisement
  • A picnic area at Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • The path to the beach.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • The path to the beach.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • An eroded tunnel at Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Mussels on the rocks at Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Sea anemone at Greyhound Rock County Park.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Ice plant.- Greyhound Rock County Park
  • Ice plant.- Greyhound Rock County Park
Advertisement
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Beautiful shoreline. Free parking. Dog friendly.
Cons: 
None.
Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Dogs allowed: 
Yes

Current Local Weather

Powered by Dark Sky

Today

Rain throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon.
58°F
54°

Tue

Light rain until afternoon.
59°F
48°

Wed

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
56°F
44°

Thu

Partly cloudy in the morning.
55°F
43°

Fri

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
53°F
45°

Sat

Rain starting in the afternoon and windy starting in the evening.
53°F
46°

Sun

Rain throughout the day and breezy until evening.
54°F
47°
Advertisement
Adventure Description

Adventure Description

Sponsored Contributor

Greyhound Rock is a County Park and public fishing access point 20 minutes north of Santa Cruz. Two parking lots, a small restroom, picnic tables, and viewing benches are all located on top of the cliffs that tower over the beach. A short, paved walkway descending the cliffs will take you to the shore. This is a short and steep trail with a few spots to stop and catch some great ocean views along the way. Pampas grass and ice plants are very prevalent, and the vegetation overgrowth creates narrow paths that are a little difficult to negotiate when people pass you from the other direction.

This beach is sandy with a rocky shoreline that is littered with tide pools and huge mudstone rocks. The biggest of these rocks is "Greyhound Rock," the park's namesake. Some of the waves can be turbulent near these rocks, but this is a decently sized beach, and there is plenty of room for swimming, surfing, or soaking up some sun. 

 

Field Guide

Field Guide

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(15 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(80 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It

5 Members

Who's Done It

10 Members

Submission by

Sponsored Contributor
163 Adventures Explored
140 Adventures Published
AWARDS:
Advertisement

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info