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Montara State Beach, Montara

(4.9/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
Advertised as one of the cleanest beaches in California, Montara State Beach draws tourists and locals alike. Naturally decorated with towering cliffs, boulders in the sand, and tumultuous waters, this piece of shoreline boasts great surfing and fishing conditions. Take in the nature by exploring the biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails. Nearby restaurants and grocery stores cover all your eating and shopping needs. If you plan to stay overnight, consider the truly unique experience of sleeping in a lighthouse turned hostel. Montara State Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Montara Edition.
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  • Just stopped for a short visit after a convention in San Fran. Lovely park and walk. Enjoyed the ocean sounds and huge trees. Stopped to read a book in the sunshine while my husband read in the shaded...  more »
  • White sand, large beach area, love this place. Parking can be a bit challenging so arrive early if possible  more »
  • Lovely sands and nice walk along to the rocks and pools at the north end. Pacific ocean at it's best when the weather is windy. Always enjoyed the number of walks we have had.. I am told on calm days ...  more »