This small beach is north of San Francisco, off highway 1 just before Stinson Beach. There's lots of parking and a clear path down to this rocky beach. This day, many in the group had some gymnastic training, which showed in the way they expressed their fun on the beach.
On-camera: Tony, Zoe, Rayann, Rugburn, Fauxmad, David, Paula, Tusitala
Photos: Spencer, Alan, Andrew, Nomad
Red Rock Beach
Red Rock Beach
gallery-1 105 photos The weather was bad as we arrived at the beach so we made a detour inland and explored forest paths.
gallery-2 104 photos The creek reveals a magical spot with a fallen tree as a purch.
gallery-3 101 photos A naked walk along the trails, then the sun came out. Time to head for the beach!
gallery-4 115 photos We arrive at Red Rock Beach! Here we have a small stretch of sand and a playground of boulders.
gallery-5 117 photos Climbing, jumping, twirling, hand-stands, gymnastics... this is usually such a quiet beach!
gallery-6 137 photos Fun in the sun continues through the afternoon.
gallery-7 138 photos The beach is strewn with bolders and caves begging to be explored.
gallery-8 110 photos The tide has come in leaving only a stoney beach. Let's try some rock balancing.
You can see from the descriptions above that we actually went to another location initially because it was cold and cloudy when we arrived at the beach parking area. A quick consultation revealed a wildness path not far away away. So that's where we headed and the result can be seen in the first 3 galleries. It was a great little unplanned adventure. There was just a couple groups of textle hikers that came by and they gave us smiles and high-fives. My plan was to spend a bit of time here by the creek and see what happens, then go back to the beach and hope for the best. It is very usual, along the coast, for the early part of the day to be overcast and cool and then later clear and warm up. Something about the "fog burning away" as people would say. We finally made it down to the beach. Perfect weather. No one else on the beach. The beach is named "Red Rock" because from the road there is giant red-colored boulder dominating the vew when you look toward the ocean. The rest of the geology around there is more of a grey color for some reason. There's a lot of evidence of tectonic salad-tossing over the eons. I did primarily shoot video this day, which I'll get around to editing some time.