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Whitehouse Creek Beach

Año Nuevo State Park

San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, California

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Whitehouse Creek Beach

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  • Whitehouse Creek as it flows into the Pacific.- Whitehouse Creek Beach
  • Crossing Whitehouse Creek.- Whitehouse Creek Beach
  • The small beach at Whitehouse Creek.- Whitehouse Creek Beach
  • Elephant seals basking in the sun.- Whitehouse Creek Beach
  • The view south along the bluffs.- Whitehouse Creek Beach
  • The view north along the bluffs.- Whitehouse Creek Beach
  • The Año Nuevo coast.- Whitehouse Creek Beach
  • Año Nuevo Creek.- Whitehouse Creek Beach
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Pros: 
Short, easy hike. Few to no people. Possible elephant seals.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
San Francisco Peninsula + Santa Cruz, CA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

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Whitehouse Creek runs into a small cove and beach when it reaches the Pacific in Año Nuevo State Park, and this cove is easily reached via short paths from parking areas on either side of the Whitehouse Creek bridge on Highway 1. This rocky stretch of coastline is seldom visited and is an excellent place to watch the crashing waves and the antics of the many shorebirds looking for food. It is common for stragglers from the large elephant seal herd on the point to rest on this beach. If you find some, they should be treated with respect and caution (do not approach closer than 25 feet).

The waters off of Whitehouse Beach and all of Año Nuevo State Park are part of the Año Nuevo State Marine Conservation Area. All living marine resources are protected and cannot be taken or disturbed.

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