Playa Las Palmas or Playa San Pedro is a smaller quarter mile expanse of beach bordered by a reed lagoon and protected by rock promontories on both sides. Groves of palm trees frame this gorgeous small beach. Ruins of an old rancho are nearby. Excellent area for hiking, swimming and body surfing.
Heading north from Pescadero to Todos Santos, turn left at the research station and follow the 2 lane dirt road to this magical, secluded beach. Gate closes at 6 p.m., so watch your time.