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Campground Overview:

Willow Creek Day Use Area is the first public Sandy Beach in Monterey County when driving north from San Luis Obispo. A narrow road leads you down to this hidden beach. Willow Creek flows down and pools next to a tall cliff. Picnic Tables and BBQ's are available for your use.

No reservations

First come, first served.

Operating Seasons:
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • $30.00 per van
  • $50.00 per bus
  • $10.00 day use fee per vehicle
Busiest Seasons:
  • Summer
Best Seasons To Visit:
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Fall
Passes Accepted:
  • Parks Management Day Use Annual Pass


No Drinking Water Available at this site. No overnight camping. No vehicles longer than 20 ft permitted.

  • Beach Access
  • Beachcombing
  • Creek Access
  • Day Use Area
  • Parking Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Surfing
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
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Nearby Features

Beatiful scenic views, 1.5 miles north of the town of Gorda.

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