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Greenwood Creek State Beach

Greenwood Creek State Beach


Just south of the small town of Elk you’ll find picturesque Greenwood Creek State Beach. Here you can soak up the sun, go swimming or have a picnic lunch on the coast. It’s also a wonderful place to go for a stroll and watch the sunset any time of year.

Greenwood, the old name for Elk, was a lumber town in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today the Greenwood State Beach Visitor Center, which used to be the Elk post office, houses a museum that includes artifacts from the lumber camps and period furniture that includes turn-of-the-century household appliances. There are also a magnificent mural of the old Greenwood wharf, and books and postcards for sale that cover a wide range of coastal subjects including Pomo Indian culture and local history. The Visitors Center is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 11am to 4pm, March through November.

WHERE: Just south of Elk, about 15 miles north of Point Arena.
MORE INFO: 707-937-5804

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