About Schooner Gulch Beach and Bowling Ball Beach:
Schooner Gulch Beach is a pretty, west-facing beach. Schooner Creek runs into the ocean here, creating some very pretty small rivulets through the sand. The beach is backed by cliffs, and has rocks at both the north and south ends. At low tide, you can cross the rocks on the north end to reach another nice, sandy area.
Bowling Ball Beach takes its name from spherical, bowling ball-sized boulders that cover a portion of it.
Schooner Beach Fees:
Entrance Fee: None
Parking Fee: None
Creature Comforts at Schooner Beach:
- Pit toilets
- No food nearby. Bring your own.
- No fires
- Dogs allowed on leash
Schooner Beach Activities:
Highs and Lows at Schooner Beach:
- At low tide, Schooner Beach is very pretty, with a wide, sandy area to play on.
- Most of the sand is submerged at high tide.
- The rocks at Bowling Ball Beach make nice photographs. Go when the tide is low.
If you want to explore or cross the rocky outcrops, wear sturdy shoes.
How to Get to Schooner Gulch Beach:
Two trails lead from the parking lot to the beach. The one nearest the bridge goes to Schooner Gulch Beach, about a two minute walk down a dirt path. The other goes to Bowling Ball Beach. When we last visited, this path was blocked by a sign warning that the stairs leading to the beach were unsafe.