Natural Bridges State Beach is named for the natural arch in the vast rock located on the shore break here. This is one of the most photographed beach icons in the state of California. The park also offers a monarch butterfly migration preserve and exhibit, picnic areas, hiking trails, an accessible boardwalk, and a great sandy beach.
Natural Bridges State Beach is a popular family park with lots to explore, including great tide pools at low tide. Consult tide charts to plan your trip if you want to go tide pooling. A lagoon forms where the creek backs up, and birds pose for photographs in this area.