Sand Dollar Beach Day Use

Area Status: Open

Beautiful beach offers the wide expanse of sand. No lifeguard on duty.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail to the beach is closed due to storm damage
Operational Hours: Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Reservations: None
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: $10.00 day use fee or you can purchase and display the Parks Management Company (PMC) Annual Day Use Pass. More info at: Tour/Shuttle Bus (over 8 people) are $30/day for parking.  The Parks Management Concession Company (PMC) manages the Sand Dollar Day Use Beach Area for the Forest Service. The Golden Age and Access Pass or the Interagency Senior, Access and Annual pass cannot be used for day use.
Open Season: January - December
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: No overnight camping.
Closest Towns: Nearest supplies approximately two miles south at Gorda.
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Parks Management Company (805) 434-1996 website:
Information Center: Monterey Ranger District office 831-242-0619‚Äč Big Sur Visitor Center (831) 667-2315

General Information

Directions: Take highway 1, 30 miles north of San Simeon or 60 miles south of Carmel.

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