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You'll find the San Mateo County coast boasts many stunning public, private and state beaches to explore. Whether you're looking for a long stretch of sandy beach or a rocky shoreline with tidepools, we've got it all. Come enjoy the coast and view the wildlife, including a wide variety of waterfowl, sea otters, sea lions and elephant seals. Please remember when you visit – leave only footprints.

Año Nuevo State Reserve
Hwy 1 at New Years Creek Road
Pescadero
(650) 879-0227

Bean Hollow State Beach &
Pebble Beach

Hwy 1, south of Pescadero Road
Pescadero
(650) 879-2170

Blufftop Coastal Park/Poplar Beach
Off Hwy 1, west on Poplar Street
Half Moon Bay
(650) 726-8819

Cowell Ranch State Beach
Hwy 1
Half Moon Bay
(650) 726-8819

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Off Hwy 1, west on California Avenue
Moss Beach
(650) 728-3584

Gazos Creek Coastal Access
Hwy 1, north of Gazos Creek Road,
south of Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pescadero
(650) 879-2170

Gray Whale Cove State Beach
(clothing optional)
Hwy 1, 1.4 mi. north of Montara
(650) 726-8819

Half Moon Bay State Beach (Dunes Beach)
Off Hwy 1, west on Young Avenue
Half Moon Bay
(650) 726-8820

Half Moon Bay State Beach (Francis Beach)
Off Hwy 1, west on Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay
(650) 726-8820

Half Moon Bay State Beach (Venice Beach)
Off Hwy 1, west on Venice Boulevard
Half Moon Bay
(650) 726-8820

Martin's Beach
22325 S. Cabrillo Hwy. (Hwy 1)
Half Moon Bay
(650) 712-8020

Mavericks & Pillar Point Marsh
Half Moon Bay
(650) 728-3584

Montara State Beach
Highway 1 at 2nd Street
Montara
(650) 726-8819

Naples/Roosevelt Beach
Off Hwy 1, west on Washington Blvd, right on Naples Ave., left on Roosevelt Blvd.
Half Moon Bay
(650) 726-8819

Pelican Point Beach
Off Hwy 1, west on Miramontes Point Road
Half Moon Bay

Pescadero State Beach
Highway 1 at Pescadero Road
Pescadero
(650) 879-2170

Pigeon Point Beach
Hwy 1, north of Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pescadero

Pomponio State Beach
Hwy 1 at Pomponio Creek
Pescadero
(650) 879-2170

San Gregorio Private Beach
(clothing optional)
Hwy 1, just north of Hwy 84/La Honda Road
San Gregorio

San Gregorio State Beach
Hwy 1 at Hwy 84/La Honda Road
San Gregorio
(650) 879-2170

Sweetwood Group Camp
Highway 1 at Ruisseau Francais
Half Moon Bay
(800) 444-7275 (toll-free)

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