the Portola Expedition camped at the Ohlone village near the mouth of
San Gregorio Creek. Today at the entrance of San Gregorio State Beach
a bronze plaque commemorates their passing. Surf fishing is popular on
this beach and the bluffs to the north provide a good vantage point for
whale watching. Just inland is the San Gregorio Creek estuary and freshwater
marsh, a good place for watching great herons and snowy egrets.
Gregario State Beach as seen from HWY 1 looking north.
inland is the small town of Gregorio, which was once a popular resort
around the turn of the century and now is a picturesque shadow of its
former self. Stage Road is the old stage route running between San Gregorio
and Pescadero. It's a scenic meandering drive curving over the hills
and can be especially fun in a sports car.
facilities include picnic tables and restrooms. For more information
call (415) 726-6238
beach adjoins Hwy 1, just south of the Hwy. 84/La Honda Road turn