Año Nuevo State Reserve

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Año Nuevo State Reserve


Location:27 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1.
Facilities:Visitor center, restrooms, exhibits, picnic area, hiking trails, nature trails (é).
Activities:Fishing, hiking, guided tours.
Special Features:Reserve is the site of the world's largest mainland breeding colony of northern elephant seals. During the breeding season (mid-December to March), daily access to the reserve is available only via guided walks; reservations are recommended.
Address:c/o Santa Cruz District Office
303 Big Trees Park Rd
Felton, CA 95018

Phone:650-879-2025
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=523
Size: 1,319 acres (reserve); 2,896 acres (undeveloped Año Nuevo State Park).

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BOP AND SHOP BY THE BEACH Next time you're cruising home after a day at any beach between Ano Nuevo State Reserve and Half Moon Bay, take a quick 1-mile detour to the San Gregorio General Store--a real locals crossroads in the middle of cow country.
Ano Nuevo State Reserve; park in the Gazos Creek Coastal Access lot on the west side of State 1 (8 a.m.-sunset; free; 650/879-2025).
At Ano Nuevo State Reserve (1 New Years Creek Rd., off State 1; 800/444-4445), the male northern elephant seals are getting frisky and picking fights.
Three of these sites are in California: Ano Nuevo State Reserve and the adjacent stretches of Big Basin Redwoods State Park; the Monterey Peninsula; and Cambria, on the San Luis Obispo County coast.
Gazos Creek Beach, Ano Nuevo State Reserve Fifty-five miles south of San Francisco off State 1, this lovely arc of beach is best found by looking for the 115-foot-tall Pigeon Point Lighthouse.
Last year the hip hotel chain Joie de Vivre Hospitality launched Costanoa, a luxury camping resort near Ano Nuevo State Reserve. There, for about $70 a night, guests can doze off to the ocean's murmur in an "ecotent bungalow"--a tarp-covered cabin frame with platform bed and electric light.
Half Moon Bay to Ano Nuevo State Reserve. Coastside San Mateo County remains remarkably undeveloped, thanks in large part to a coastal protection initiative passed in 1986.
Ano Nuevo State Reserve. The good news is that the elephant seals are back on Ano Nuevo's beaches and in the dunes this winter.
Striking out from crowded island rookeries, the seals established a mainland rookery at Ano Nuevo State Reserve in 1975.
You can now see it on display while visiting Ano Nuevo State Reserve, 55 miles south of San Francisco on State Highway 1.
San Mateo County Transit District (Sam Trans) did not schedule its usual elephant seal bus tours to Ano Nuevo State Reserve last year (a bridge washout barred bus access).
The bloody duels of massive bull elephant seals and the clusters of onlooking tour groups are wintertime sights at Ano Nuevo State Reserve on the San Mateo coast.