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Montara State Beach

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    977.35 acres

Contact Information

Description

This beach is a popular location for exploring tide pools and surf fishing. The beach is bounded by low hills both to the north and south. Restaurants and grocery stores are nearby. Point Montara has a lighthouse that offers overnight accommodations. It is operated by Hostelling International, a non-profit group.

Montara mountain (also known as McNee Ranch) is part of Montara State Beach. The mountain is a northern spur of the Santa Cruz Mountains and features the only undisturbed Coastal Mountain Habitat found over 100 miles of coastline.

Allowed Activities
Hiking
Horseback Riding
Windsurfing
Geocaching
Picnicking
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Families
Dogs
Rules & Regulation
Dogs On Leash
No Campfires
No Unmanned Aircrafts

Additional Information

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM to Sunset