Scott Creek Beach is an easily accessible nude beach near a busy family beach area.
Santa Cruz County between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay Get a map and directions.
One-half mile long beach at the bottom of a small bluff. At the north end is a great surfing spot.
Who's at Scott Creek Beach
Surfers (Oct - May), suited sunbathers, skinny-dippers. Lots of families (clothed) in the area near the highway.
Scott Creek Beach Facilities
Scott Creek Beach Activities
Swimming is not advised because of the undertow.
Elephant seals get away with behavior that humans might be arrested for at nearby Ano Nuevo State Park. It's worth a side trip to see the spectacle, which peaks in January.
More Nude Beaches Within 25 Miles of Scott Creek
- Bonny Doon: About 3.5 miles south
- Panther and Hole in the Wall: About 5 miles south
- Laguna Creek: About 5.5 miles south
Nudity Laws and Scott Creek Beach
Laws regarding nudity at the naturist beach vary by location and fines are stiff in some places. We have not been able to find a link to Santa Cruz County nudity laws and the responsibility for knowing the law at Scott Creek Beach is yours.
Nude or naturist beach neophytes, please be respectful of others and read the Nude Beach and Topless Beach Etiquette guidelines before you go to a nude beach.