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Thornton State Beach

Contact Information

(831) 335-6318

Park Hours

None listed

Driving Directions to Thornton

The beach is located in Daly City, at the end of Thornton Beach Road. Follow John Daly Boulevard west from Interstate 280 across Skyline Boulevard into Thornton State Beach. From Skyline Boulevard, turn west at the intersection with John Daly Boulevard into Thornton State Beach.
From the parking area or the stables, proceed to the dunes on old Thornton Beach Road.
The Bay Area Ridge Trail begins where the road meets the dunes.

Reservation Notice

Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, California State Parks is moving to a new reservation system to make it easier for you to reserve camping and lodging sites! For more information, such as FAQs, please visit ReserveCalifornia™

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

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This beach is not available to the general public at this time.

Location and Directions

In Daly City, at the end of Thornton Beach Road. Follow John Daly Boulevard west from Interstate 280 across Skyline Boulevard into Thornton State Beach. From Skyline Boulevard, turn west at the intersection with John Daly Boulevard into Thornton State Beach. From the parking area or the stables, proceed to the dunes on old Thornton Beach Road. The Bay Area Ridge Trail begins where the road meets the dunes.

Weather & Climate

The climate is Mediterranean, so it tends to be windy and cold throughout much of the park. During the summer months, fog is common along the coastlines. Dress in layers is recommended. Hiking boots are appropriate in some areas. Comfortable shoes are also recommended within the San Francisco area, which are most comprised of asphalt or concrete.


Available Activities and Facilities at Thornton State Beach

DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
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