New Brighton Beach State Park

(San Francisco Bay Region 3D image tour)

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Headland erosion along these sea cliffs at New Brighton State Beach are causing severe concerns for nearby coastal residents. Particularly during low tide in the winter months, large piles of gravel and boulders along the base of the sea cliffs are rich in marine fossils from the eroding Purisima Formation (Miocene age).

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Looking along the sandy cove beach and sea cliffs at New Brighton State Beach.
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The headland cliffs with people for scale.
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Last modified 11/24/2003