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Stay overnight at this historic lighthouse! Several beautiful light-houses along the coast of California offer overnight accommodations, some are basic hostel style rooms, others are epic location bed & breakfasts.

Montara State Beach
Los Padres NF: North
Los Padres NF: North
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elevation: 113' population: 2,950 zip code: 94037


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San Mateo County
S of San Francisco
on Coast Hwy 1



  • beaches
  • camping
  • surfing
  • redwood forests
  • hiking
  • Wineries
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Montara State Beach
  • McNee Ranch
  • Butano State Park
  • Portola Redwoods State Park
  • Point Montara Lighthouse
  • Pillar Point Bluff
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  • Rancho Corral de Tierra
  • montara campgrounds

    Half Moon Bay State Beach Campground
    Portola Redwoods Campground
    Butano State Park Camping
    Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
    Pillar Point RV Park, Half Moon Bay

    tent camping

    Seaside community along the south San Francisco coast; minimal services. Cliffs & beaches, big surf, windy (most all the time).

    nearby towns:
    Half Moon Bay
    San Gregorio
    San Francisco
    Moss Beach
    El Granada
    local links:

    Montara Community

    Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel
    View Virtual Parks / Panoramic Viewpoints
    Dog Beaches
    Turns and Twists of the Devil's Slide Tunnel
    Wildflower Guide San Francisco
    Happy Tails Doggy Day Care
    Gherkin's Sandwich Shop
    La Costanera Restaurant

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