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Harmony Headlands State Park
South of Cambria, California

This is a small and inconspicuous park, just one square mile. The land was purchased in 2003 to preclude development.

There isn't much here, just the nearly tree-less coastal ridge and a mile and a half of coastline. A trail leads from Highway 1 to the headlands then north to the park boundary.

Harmony Headlands State Park

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Ranch bunkhouse

Ranch bunkhouse

This old ranch bunkhouse now serves as an office for volunteers and state park staff at Harmony Headlands.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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Ranch pond on former grazing lands

Ranch pond on former grazing lands

A small dam created a pond for livestock use on the former ranch lands at Harmony Headlands.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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Ranch road across the low coastal ridge

Ranch road across the low coastal ridge

The gentle trail through former grazing lands on the coastal ridge at Harmony Headlands.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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Short steep ravine to the coast at Harmony Headlands

Short steep ravine to the coast at Harmony Headlands

The trail at Harmony Headlands descends steeply down a narrow ravine to the coastal terrace.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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Clifftops closed at Harmony Headlands

Clifftops closed at Harmony Headlands

The low clifftops and ravine where the main trail reaches the coast are currently closed to public entry.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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Harmony Headlands bench with a view

Harmony Headlands bench with a view

This strategically placed bench is next to a trail leafing down to the clifftops.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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Feeding frenzy at Harmony Headlands

Feeding frenzy at Harmony Headlands

Schools of small fish attracting hundreds of sea birds.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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Low cliffs at Harmony Headlands

Low cliffs at Harmony Headlands

The cliffs at Harmon Headlands are low and allow access to the shore with a little scrambling.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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North boundary of Harmony Headlands

North boundary of Harmony Headlands

This point marks the northern boundary of the state park and beginning of private property.

Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: September 20, 2015
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Harmony Headlands in springtime

Harmony Headlands in springtime


Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: April 22, 2017

Green hills at Harmony Headlands

Green hills at Harmony Headlands


Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: April 22, 2017

Harmony Headlands in springtime

Harmony Headlands in springtime


Harmony Headlands State Park, California

Date photographed: April 22, 2017

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