Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Montara  /  Nature  /  Montara State Beach

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.
Create a full Montara itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Montara

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in California by other users

4 days in Mammoth Lakes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in California & Oregon Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Laguna Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, relaxing, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Astoria, Portland & San Francisco Bay Area BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in San Diego, Portland & Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is where I take friends and family to see the sunset when they are in town. It's always smart to bring layers because the wind can kick up and it can get very chilly quickly. Experienced swimmers...  more »
  • 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 »