About Black Point Beach

Black Point is a fickle beachbreak along the 10-mile-long, 5,200-acre Sea Ranch subdivision. Since Black Point itself extends west, its surfable side is offshore during SE wind and it often gets good with smaller swells during the winter. It can hold some size, but getting out is no small task. The place can and does get hollow, especially during SE wind. A good place to check when the swell is too small for the other spots in the area.

Source: Black Point Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginner-Intermediate

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

None.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

None.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Kinda fun.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

None.

Access

Pull into the small parking lot at Highway 1 milepost 50.8, slip your $3 into the fee collection chute, then stroll west for about a quarter-mile.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

June-November

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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