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Montara State Beach, Montara

4.9
#108 of 228 in Beaches in California
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. With our custom trip planner, Montara attractions like Montara State Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We really enjoyed walking this beautiful beach, even in winter. Many hiking trails on the headlands too.  more »
  • This is a beautiful sandy beach with rolling waves that are really picturesque. We even saw a seal sunbathing on the beach oblivious to us all. Lovely.  more »
  • Hubby and I took our 2 dogs for the first time and it was perfect! Everything about this beach took my breath away. Beautiful views and plenty of sun. It's a great place to work on your tan and the do...  more »
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