Gray Whale Cove State Beach

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Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Gray Whale Cove State Beach.jpg
The south end of Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Map showing the location of Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Map showing the location of Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Location San Mateo County, California, USA
Nearest city Montara, California
Coordinates 37°33′56″N 122°30′52″W / 37.56556°N 122.51444°W / 37.56556; -122.51444Coordinates: 37°33′56″N 122°30′52″W / 37.56556°N 122.51444°W / 37.56556; -122.51444
Area 3.1 acres (1.3 ha)
Established 1966
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Gray Whale Cove State Beach is a California State Park between Pacifica, California, and Montara, California, by Highway 1 and approximately 18 miles south of San Francisco. It features a sheltered cove surrounded by abrupt cliffs, with trails connecting to nearby Montara Mountain and McNee Ranch State Park.[1][2] It is located just south of Devil's Slide. The 3.1-acre (1.3 ha) park was established in 1966.[3]

Montara State Marine Reserve & Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area extend offshore from Montara, just south of Gray Whale Cove. Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.

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  1. ^ "Gray Whale Cove SB". California State Parks. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  2. ^ Ostertag, George; Ostertag, Rhonda (2001). California State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide. Seattle, Wash.: Mountaineers Books. pp. 106–108. ISBN 0-89886-762-2. 
  3. ^ "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10". California State Parks. p. 30. Retrieved 2011-12-20. 

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