Here is a county-owned coastal access in the Rio Del Mar – Seascape
area, including a drainage with willow riparian, eucalyptus, and other
vegetation. It is liveliest in the non-breeding season, when it may produce
rare landbirds. From Hwy 1 take the Rio Del Mar Blvd exit and go west,
keeping to the right to stay on Rio Del Mar. After 0.6 mile turn left on
Townsend Dr. Go 0.8 mile to its end and turn left of Cliff Dr. A short way
ahead is the parking area for Hidden Beach. A path on the south side of the
small drainage leads to the beach. Benches above the beach offer a good
vantage from which to scope birds on the bay. Birds of the beach and bay
are similar to those of nearby Seacliff State Beach. Check the willows,
eucalyptus, and other vegetation in the drainage for migrant landbirds.
Another path, this one along the north edge of the drainage, begins where a
seasonal stream first flows onto the beach. Also, try the path that leads
upstream from the parking area and passes under the railroad trestle.
On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 1:33 PM, Randy Wardle <wrwardle...> wrote: