On the last day of our May 2010 vacation up the California Coast we left Solvang and headed south on the 101. Just after leaving the canyon, we passed Gaviota Beach State Park, and a little further on, after passing the refinery on the left, we pulled off at a dirt parking area by railroad tracks. This is the parking lot for the San Onofre North Beach.
It was just a short walk down the trail to the beach. The sun was out as was the tide and the air was warm, but it was very windy, so few people were at the beach. We walked south (the beach extends both directions) and enjoyed photographing amazing rocks. There were a few splashes of tar on the rocks that naturally seeps from the ocean bed at this location. The Indians used to use it to seal their canoes.
I got nude for a while, but it was too windy for PJ. One the way back we met a few people, including one other naked guy who confirmed we were at the nude beach.
On a less windy day this seems to be an ideal nude beach. We’d definitely visit again.
Here are a few photos: http://imageevent.com/kenandjane/sanonofrenorth
Here is a link to a review about it: http://gocalifornia.about.com/cs/clothingoptional/p/sbgaviota.htm