Cowell Ranch Beach Walk
2.4 miles     150 ft
5 Jul 2011

A pleasant walk to a quiet and infrequently visited beach near Half Moon Bay.

Location: Cowell Ranch State Beach

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Trail Map by Pease Press: Good map showing various trails.


Route: Walk 0.5 miles to reach the staircase leading down to the beach. Walk along the beach (0.8 miles round-trip), then walk back up along the staircase. Explore the scenic overlook beyond the staircase and a bluff trail going north for a total of 0.6 miles round-trip. Then walk 0.5 miles back to the parking lot.


Location: along CA-1, 3.2 miles south of CA-92 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: From CA-92 West, turn left onto CA-1 South. Drive for 3.2 miles to reach the parking lot for Cowell Ranch State Beach.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: July 2011)

Capacity: Limited parking for about 10 cars.

Latitude: 37.422326     Longitude: -122.425954

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