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Montara State Beach, Montara

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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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  • We first went up to the Battery and got a full view of Montara Beach. There is a little parking area and hike to the Battery. You get a stunning view of Montara Beach.  more »
  • I grew up next to this beach, and love its spacious sand and huge wave breaks. There are steep cement steps that lead down, and it is not an advisable to swim because it has a vicious rip tide. Fun fa...  more »
  • 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 »