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Four Mile Beach Information

Weave through coastal bluffs to a secluded beach and a popular spot for Santa Cruz surfers.

Watch for:

Keep an eye out for harbor seals and sea otters in the surf below.

Hiking Details for Four Mile Beach

Distance: 2.5 mile loop

Elevation change: Mostly flat

Hiking time: Less than 1 hour

Trail surface: Packed dirt

Best season: All year

Managing agency: CA Parks and Recreation

Parking lot location: Click here for directions

Overview:  This trail weaves through coastal bluffs. Depending on the time of year you can see wildflowers, different bird species along the trails, as well as Monterey cypress and iconic rock formations along the coast. This wide beach is great for the family and is a local surfing spot!



Directions to Four Mile Beach

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