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San Jose, California
October 5 - 7, 2012
Sunset Beach
Fall Retreat
Santa Cruz County
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Sunset Beach
State Park
Fall Retreat
October 5 - 7, 2012

Beach W People

Sunset Beach, located just south of Santa Cruz, is a quiet sleepy beach known for its glistening white sand dunes.
We will be camping in the group site just off of Shell Road. There is parking for 10 cars ONLY.

Only the first 10 people who sign-up will be assigned parking, so carpool if you can. We have an offsite, secure, overflow parking facility available to us, but we will need to shuttle people to it. If you are not one of the first 10 people assigned parking, you will be able to come in, set up camp, drive to the offsite lot and be shuttled back to the campground. Dogs are allowed in the camp area on leash, but not on the beach. Check-in is at noon on Friday. After setting up camp, we will take a beach hike from Sunset to Manresa Beach, approximately 3 miles round trip.

Path Over Dunes

Walking the Walk

Our Saturday hike will be at Mt. Madonna County Park. Meet at Sprig Lake parking area located at the bottom of the park past the main entrance. After returning to Sunset Campground, we will have a pot luck dinner and then a bonfire meeting on the beach. Please bring wood. Sunday morning there will be a spiritual meeting before breaking camp.

Cypress Trees On Beach

Walking the Walk at the beach

Level: 0.75       Miles: 3.0       Elevation: 8 ft       Host: Cathy C.

Walking the Walk at Mt. Modonna

Level: 3.5       Miles: 7.5       Elevation: 1000 ft       Host: Cathy C.

Pine Tree and Dunes

Directions: To Sunset Beach

From San Jose the drive to Sunset is approximately 40 minutes. Take Hwy 17 to Hwy 1 and drive South to San Andreas Rd., exit 432. Drive 5.4 miles and turn right on Sunset Beach Rd. Continue 1.3 miles to Shell Rd.

Nasturstiums and eucalyptus

Directions: To Mt Madonna From Sunset Beach

The Saturday hike is at Mt. Madonna County Park located off of Hwy 152, Hecker Pass Hwy. From Sunset drive Sunset Beach Rd to San Andreas and turn left on W. Beach St. Drive 3.3 miles and turn left on Lincoln St. Drive 0.1 miles and turn right onto CA-152 E/E Lake Ave. Drive 8 miles to Mt. Madonna County Park.

Long and narrow beach

Know Before You Go:

Camping is $25.00 per person.
Parking at Sunset Beach is $10.00
Parking at Mt Modonna is FREE

Hill and beach

Dogs Allowed on leash in the campground and at Mt Modonna. NO DOGS ALLOWED on the beach at Sunset Beach.

Long and narrow beach