Montara State Beach, approximately 8 miles north of Half Moon Bay and 20 miles south of San Francisco, is an amazing beach that is dog-friendly as long as your dog is on a 6-foot leash. Don’t forget to bring your potty bags to clean up after your furbaby.
There are two beach access points from the bluff area. One access point is across from Second Street by La Costanera restaurant. The other access point is from a parking area on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway (Highway One). Just beware that both access points are a bit steep!
The beach is beautiful and is rarely crowded. But that could be because parking is limited.
* Limited parking is available in two ocean side lots, one by La Costanera restaurant and one by the path leading to Martini Creek. Also, you can park along Pacific Coast Highway.
Montara State Beach
8150 Cabrillo Highway,
Montara, CA 94037