San Mateo County

Open Martin’s Beach

Active | July 15 2010

Beach Access

Martin's Beach is a pocket beach just south of Half Moon Bay. It had long been visited by the public until soon after it was sold in 2008 to a then-anonymous owner for $32.5 million. Not long after the property changed hands, the billboard was painted over and a keycard gate was closed permanently to the public. Currently, the San Mateo County Chapter and its allies are working together to Open Martin's Beach once again to the public and to the families who have enjoyed it for generations.

Beach Access

Our beaches mean so much to us. They are where we live, where we work, and where we come to play. Our beaches are the entryway to our ocean and we believe that beaches should be accessible to everyone. This is why our network of staff experts, volunteers, and members are determined to keep our beaches accessible for all to enjoy.

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Sarah Damron - sdamron at

Email: MartinsBeach at