The quarter-mile Black Point Trail is the southernmost of the six Sea Ranch public access points. It is also the longest beach among the access trails. Black Point Beach is a sandy shore that curves for a quarter mile along the base of sea cliffs and is reached by a steep wooden staircase.
Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails within The Sea Ranch, a private community on the Pacific Coast, south of the town of Gualala. Short hikes across bluff top meadows lead to spectacular ocean views and rugged beaches reached by stairs or paths. The trails take you through cypress, pine and fir forests, along creeks and, in some cases, down sea cliffs to sparsely populated beaches. Dogs allowed on leash.
Open Daily. Summer: 6 a.m. to sunset Winter: 8 a.m. to sunset