Montara State Beach is a beach located eight miles north of Half Moon Bay on State Route 1, USA. Operated by California State Department of Parks and Recreation under the San Mateo Coast Sector Office. It is one of the cleanest in the state.
Has two beach access points.
Also operates a lighthouse as hostel.
Known for its surfing and fishing.
Allows dogs on leash (6' max).
No fireworks or fires
Has bike, hiking, horseback trails
Montara State Marine Reserve & Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area extend offshore from Montara State Beach. Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.