Sunset State Beach is a park and beach on Monterey Bay, in Santa Cruz County, California.

It is operated by the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

Driftwood at Sunset State Beach
Driftwood at Sunset State Beach


It is approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 km) long, and located near Watsonville.

It is surrounded by large agricultural fields west of the city of Watsonville. Manresa State Beach is to the north-upcoast of Sunset State Beach.

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Coordinates: 36°53′28″N 121°50′05″W / 36.891052°N 121.834814°W / 36.891052; -121.834814