Gray Whale Cove State Beach
|Gray Whale Cove State Beach|
The south end of Gray Whale Cove State Beach
|Location||San Mateo County, California, USA|
|Nearest city||Montara, California|
|Area||3.1 acres (1.3 ha)|
|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. It is located just south of Devil's Slide. The 3.1-acre (1.3 ha) park was established in 1966.
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.
- "Gray Whale Cove SB". California State Parks. Retrieved 2010-06-02.
- Ostertag, George; Ostertag, Rhonda (2001). California State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide. Seattle, Wash.: Mountaineers Books. pp. 106–108. ISBN 0-89886-762-2.
- "California State Park System Statistical Report: Fiscal Year 2009/10" (PDF). California State Parks. p. 30. Retrieved 2011-12-20.