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Devil's Slide (Grey Whale Cove) Nude Beach


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Devil's Slide Nude Beach
Devil's Slide Nude Beach

Devil's Slide Beach

© Betsy Malloy 2001

In the past, this beach has also been known as Grey Whale Cove or Edun (nude spelled backwards) Cove, but these day's it's usually called Devil's Slide, for the landslides that frequently close the highway nearby.

The beach was run by a concessionaire until spring, 2001, but today it's run by the California state parks system.


Get a map and directions.


  • 300-yard-long sandy beach bounded by two hills
  • Very clean
  • Best in September and October, chilly rest of year
  • Lots of wildlife, even an occasional great white shark

Who's at Devil's Slide Beach

The number of textile visitors is increasing and nude sunbathers tend to gather at the north end. Gawkers can be a problem.

Devil's Slide Beach Facilities

Restrooms available. Fires not allowed and dogs not permitted.

Devil's Slide Beach Activities

Sunbathing, whale watching. Swimming not recommended

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Nudity Laws and Devil's Slide Beach

Laws regarding nudity at the naturist beach vary by location and fines are stiff in some places. I have made every effort to provide accurate information, but the responsibility for knowing the law at Grey Whale Cove 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 and check the nudity laws too.

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