The project consists of accepting State Coastal Conservancy grant funding to perform due diligence and, if results of the due diligence are acceptable, subsequent acceptance of title to ocean-front property at Scotty Creek adjacent to Highway 1. The Scotty Creek Beach parcel is 2.9 acres and is located on Highway 1 just north of the community of Sereno del Mar, six miles north of the town of Bodega Bay. It is a vacant parcel with a level sandy beach and small bluff west of Highway 1, bisected by the mouth of Scotty Creek.
The proposed acquisition shares a boundary with a parcel already owned by Regional Parks that has a small amount of beach and a larger amount of bluff. Together the parcels make a square with one side on the current alignment of Highway 1 and on the opposite side the Pacific Ocean. It is located immediately west of the planned Caltrans Gleason Beach Highway 1 Realignment Project that will make room for a two to three-mile section of the California Coastal Trail.
Scotty Creek beach has current public use without supporting services. The Conservancy has asked the County to accept title to the Scotty Creek Beach parcel.