Coastside Beaches

Coastside Beaches


Gray Whale Cove State Beach Highway 1, Devil’s Slide

Montara State Beach, Highway 1 at 2nd Street One of the more popular beaches in Half Moon bay due to easy access and low hills, the beach provides opportunity for surfing.

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve at Moss Beach, Highway 1 in Moss Beach. Docent tours are available

Wonderful tide pools especially when  tide is low or negative.

Mavericks & Pillar Point Marsh , Highway 1 to Capistrano Road to Pillar Point Harbor. Home of the legendary Mavericks Surf Contest.

The Jetty/Surfer’s Beach – Highway 1 in between Capistrano and Coronado Streets. A popular surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing beach

Miramar Beach- Mirada Rd. Miramar. In front of Miramar Beach Restaurant.  Rocky path down to beach.

Naples / Roosevelt State Beach Highway 1 to Washington Boulevard to Naples Avenue

Part of the Waterfront Coastside Trail system.

Dunes State Beach, Highway 1 to Young Avenue

Venice State Beach, Highway 1 to Venice Boulevard,  has outside showers and flush toilets.

Francis State Beach, From Highway 1 to Kelly Avenue, Parking Fee, There is a campground and is also home of the Half Moon Bay State Beach headquarters

Cowell Ranch State Beach, Off of Highway 1, The entrance to Cowell Ranch is a fairly long hike in and  leads to cliffs overlooking the ocean. It is a steep hike down to the beach.

Martin’s Beach – Martin’s Beach Rd.  There is a battle brewing over whether it will remain open for long. At this time you can access only when gatekeeper is present to collect parking fee.

San Gregorio State Beach, Highway 1 to Highway 84

Pomponio State Beach, Highway 1 to Pescadero Road,

Pescadero State Beach, Highway 1 to Pescadero Road

Pigeon Point Beach, Off of Highway 1. Home of the Pigeon Point Lighthouse.

Bean Hollow State Beach & Pebble Beach, Off of Highway 1.

For more information on San Mateo County Beaches contact the California Department of Parks and Recreation

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