Sculptured Nude Beach

  • 01 of 03

    Sculptured Nude Beach

    Sculptured Beach
    ••• Sculptured Beach. Brian Romans/Flickr/CC BY-NC 2.0

    Stunning scenery and beautiful sunsets. Reachable only at low tide.

    Location

    Marin County, in Point Reyes National Seashore. Get a map and directions on the last page of this guide.

    Description

    • Rock formations including a blowhole in the cliff
    • Tide pools, birds, possible views of whales and dolphins (bring binoculars)
    • Beautiful sunsets

    Who's at Sculptured Beach

    Most are nude. Never crowded

    Sculptured Beach Facilities

    None

    Sculptured Beach Activities

    Tide pooling, birdwatching

    More Nude Beaches Within 25 Miles of Sculptured

    Nudity Laws and Sculptured Beach

    Sculptured Beach is in Point Reyes National Seashore and there is no Federal law against nudity (but neither is it a guaranteed right).

    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.

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  • 02 of 03

    Sculptured Beach Reviews and Rating

    Sculptured Beach
    ••• Sculptured Beach. David Abercrombie/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0

    The Bay Guardian newspaper gives Sculptured Beach a grade of "B." 

    Rating Sculptured Beach for Clothing Optional Recreation

    When we polled 447 of our readers, 59% of the rated Sculptured Beach as excellent. 12% said it was good, but with a few flaws.

    Sculptured Beach Compared to Other Marin County Nude Beaches

    When we asked 2,360 of our readers which Marin County nude beach was their favorite, only 7% voted for Sculptured.

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  • 03 of 03

    Getting to Sculptured Beach

    Marin County Nude Beach Map
    ••• Marin County Nude Beach Map. Adapted from Google Maps

    If you want an interactive version of the map, would like to convert to a close-up satellite map that shows the beaches and trails or need driving directions, use our Marin County Beach map at Google.

    If you want to go to Sculptured Beach, you're in for a hike, no matter which way you go.

    From Limantour Beach

    Just north of Olema on CA 1
    Turn left onto Bear Valley Road toward Point Reyes National Seashore
    Follow Bear Valley Road 1.25 miles (2 km) northwest to Limantour Road
    Turn left onto Limantour Road and drive to the parking lot at the end.

    Walk to the beach, then go south (left) along the sand to Sculptured Beach. It's about 3 miles.

    Alternate Route

    Just north of Olema on CA 1
    Turn left onto Bear Valley Road toward Point Reyes National Seashore
    Follow Bear Valley Road 1.25 miles (2 km) northwest to Limantour Road
    Turn left off Limantour Road toward the hostel
    Continue about 1/4 mile past the hostel
    Take the Laguna Trail which will be on the right side of the road. It goes about 1.5 miles...MORE through brush and shrubs to the beach