List of Beaches in San Mateo County California

San Mateo County Beaches

2 North CentralSan MateoThornton Beach VistaW. end of John Daly Blvd., Daly CityOcean views, no beach accessNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.697858-122.496306
2 North CentralSan MateoThornton BeachShoreline W. of Daly CityAccess on foot along beach from Fort Funston or Mussel Rock City ParkNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.696589-122.498782
2 North CentralSan MateoPalisades Park (San Mateo County)Along Palisades Dr. at Westridge Ave., Daly CityViews, no beach accessNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.689-122.49506
2 North CentralSan MateoNorthridge City ParkAlong Northridge Dr. at Carmel Ave., Daly CityNo beach accessNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.679968-122.493918
2 North CentralSan MateoMussel Rock City ParkWestline Dr., off Skyline Dr., Daly CityTrails to beach, paragliding areaNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.666661-122.49427
2 North CentralSan MateoPacific Manor Beach100 block of Esplanade Ave., PacificaSteep path and stairs to beachNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.654785-122.493326
2 North CentralSan MateoSan Francisco RV Resort700 Palmetto Ave., PacificaRV camping on the bluff650-355-7093YesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.646585-122.492215
2 North CentralSan MateoBlufftop Path (SF RV Resort, Pacifica)W. of Palmetto Ave., adjacent to San Francisco RV ResortPublic path leads N. through RV Resort to Esplanade Ave.NoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.644643-122.493268
2 North CentralSan MateoSharp Park BeachBeach Blvd. and Santa Rosa Ave., PacificaDark sand beachNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.632026-122.494356
2 North CentralSan MateoPacifica PierFoot of Santa Rosa Ave., PacificaPier fishing, cafe650-738-7381NoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.633389-122.494286
2 North CentralSan MateoBeachfront Path (from Clarendon Road)From Clarendon Rd. to Mori Point, PacificaPacked-earth path, viewsNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.628953-122.494264
2 North CentralSan MateoMilagra RidgeSharp Park Rd. E. of Hwy. One, PacificaHiking trails, part of Golden Gate Nat'l Recreation Area415-561-3034NoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.634185-122.473301
2 North CentralSan MateoSharp Park Golf CourseSharp Park Rd. and Francisco Blvd., W. of Hwy. One, PacificaPublic golf, restaurant650-359-3380YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoA. Daly City and Northern Pacifica37.625025-122.488314
2 North CentralSan MateoMori PointS. of Sharp Park Beach, PacificaExpansive views, part of Golden Gate Nat'l Recreation Area650-355-4122NoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoB. Pacifica37.619874-122.496486
2 North CentralSan MateoSweeney RidgeE. of Hwy. One, S. of Sharp Park, PacificaHigh elevation views, part of Golden Gate Nat'l Recreation Area650-355-4122NoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoB. Pacifica37.604508-122.458098
2 North CentralSan MateoSan Francisco Bay Discovery SiteSweeney Ridge, PacificaTrail starts at end of Fassler Ave., PacificaNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoB. Pacifica37.604302-122.457985
2 North CentralSan MateoBay Area Ridge Trail (San Mateo)Along ridges surrounding San Francisco BayMulti-use trail, see: www.ridgetrail.orgNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoB. Pacifica37.610779-122.458567
2 North CentralSan MateoReina del Mar Trail AccessOff Hwy. One at Reina del Mar Ave., PacificaMulti-use path along Calera Creek to Rockaway BeachNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoB. Pacifica37.614091-122.487988
2 North CentralSan MateoRockaway BeachFoot of Rockaway Beach Ave., PacificaCove beach, surfing650-355-4122NoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoB. Pacifica37.609941-122.497296
2 North CentralSan MateoGGNRA Visitor Center225 Rockaway Beach Ave., PacificaMaps and information650-355-4122NoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoB. Pacifica37.609264-122.495844
2 North CentralSan MateoRockaway Beach (Old County Road)End of Old County Rd. off Rockaway Beach Ave.Sandy beach, big waves, surfingNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoB. Pacifica37.608045-122.497626
2 North CentralSan MateoLinda Mar BeachHwy. One between Crespi Dr. and Linda Mar Blvd., PacificaBroad sandy beach, surfing650-738-7381YesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoB. Pacifica37.598033-122.501746
2 North CentralSan MateoSanchez Adobe County Historic SiteLinda Mar Blvd., 1 mi. E. of Hwy. One, PacificaHistoric building, museum650-359-1462NoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoB. Pacifica37.587622-122.494023
2 North CentralSan MateoSan Pedro Valley County ParkE. end of Linda Mar Blvd., PacificaTrail access to Montara Mountain650-355-8289YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoB. Pacifica37.580345-122.476576
2 North CentralSan MateoCalifornia Coastal Trail- Devils SlideFrom 1 mi. S. of Pacifica to .5 mi. N. of Gray Whale Cove State BeachHigh bluff trail on former highway right-of-wayNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.578826-122.516999
2 North CentralSan MateoGray Whale Cove State BeachHwy. One, .5 mi. S. of Devils Slide, MontaraWhite sand beach, rough surf650-726-8819YesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.564616-122.514253
2 North CentralSan MateoMontara State BeachHwy. One and 1st St., MontaraParking adjacent to restaurant opposite 1st St.650-726-8819NoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.546262-122.513759
2 North CentralSan MateoPoint Montara Lighthouse HostelHwy. One and 16th St., MontaraShared and private rooms, cove beach, day visitors check in at office650-728-7177YesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.536615-122.51893
2 North CentralSan MateoJames V. Fitzgerald Marine ReserveFoot of California Ave., Moss BeachRocky reef, do not move or take anything away650-728-3584NoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.524364-122.517605
2 North CentralSan MateoSeal CoveFoot of Cypress Ave. at Beach Way, Moss BeachReef, part of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve650-728-3584NoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.519512-122.513958
2 North CentralSan MateoPillar Point Bluff TrailsOff Airport St., 1 mi. S. of Cypress Ave., Pillar Point areaSea views, no beach accessNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.510747-122.505498
2 North CentralSan MateoWest Beach TrailOff West Point Ave., Princeton HarborTrail to beach, tidepoolsNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.501493-122.496724
2 North CentralSan MateoPillar Point HarborW. of Hwy. One and Capistrano Rd., Princeton-by-the-SeaCommercial and recreational marina, sportfishing, restaurants650-726-5727YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesYesMarina, Boat Ramp, HoistC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.501881-122.482232
2 North CentralSan MateoEast BreakwaterW. of Hwy. One, .5 mi. S. of Capistrano Rd., Half Moon BayRV campground adjacent650-712-9277YesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.501066-122.472477
2 North CentralSan MateoRancho Corral de TierraE. of Hwy. One, N. of MontaraOpen space, part of Golden Gate Nat'l Recreation Area415-561-4323NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoC. Montara to Pillar Point Harbor37.525928-122.460651
2 North CentralSan MateoCoastside TrailPillar Point Harbor to Purisima Creek, Half Moon BayMulti-use blufftop trailNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.49815-122.464921
2 North CentralSan MateoEl Granada / Surfer's BeachBetween East Breakwater and Mirada Rd., Half Moon BayPark inland of Hwy. One off Obispo Rd.YesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoD. Half Moon Bay37.496172-122.464256
2 North CentralSan MateoRoosevelt BeachN.W. of Young Ave., Half Moon BayTurn right at end of Young Ave., part of Half Moon Bay State Beach650-726-8819YesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoD. Half Moon Bay37.488702-122.456263
2 North CentralSan MateoDunes BeachFoot of Young Ave., Half Moon BayTurn left at end of Young Ave., part of Half Moon Bay State Beach650-726-8819YesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.484381-122.453554
2 North CentralSan MateoVenice BeachFoot of Venice Blvd., Half Moon BayPart of Half Moon Bay State Beach, group campground650-726-8819YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.479439-122.451028
2 North CentralSan MateoFrancis BeachFoot of Kelly Ave., Half Moon BayMain entrance to Half Moon Bay State Beach650-726-8819YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesNoD. Half Moon Bay37.465982-122.446313
2 North CentralSan MateoBlufftop Coastal ParkFoot of Poplar Ave., Half Moon BaySteep dirt path to beach650-726-8297YesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.455168-122.443944
2 North CentralSan MateoWavecrestEnd of Wavecrest Rd., Half Moon BayOpen space, trails to bluffNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYes?NoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.446599-122.437769
2 North CentralSan MateoRedondo Beach OverlookFoot of Redondo Beach Rd., Half Moon BayOcean views, Coastside Trail leads north and southNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.439179-122.442889
2 North CentralSan MateoOverlook (Ritz-Carlton Hotel)Seaward of Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon BayPaved blufftop trail seaward of Ritz-Carlton Hotel, no beach accessNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.433312-122.442316
2 North CentralSan MateoHalf Moon Bay Golf LinksTwo Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon BayPublic golf650-726-1800YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.434561-122.440158
2 North CentralSan MateoArroyo Cañada Verde BeachMiramontes Point Rd. S. of Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Half Moon BayPaved path to beachNoYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.429794-122.439725
2 North CentralSan MateoPelican Point R.V. ParkOff Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon BayRV and tent camping650-726-9100YesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoD. Half Moon Bay37.429438-122.435704
2 North CentralSan MateoCowell Ranch BeachW. of Hwy. One, .5 mi. S. of Miramontes Point Rd.Trail to cove beach, blufftop trail leads southNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoYesNoNoE. Cowell Ranch to Pomponio State Beach37.422206-122.426383
2 North CentralSan MateoCowell-Purisima TrailW. of Hwy. One, 2 mi. S. of Cowell Ranch Beach parking areaTrail to and along bluff edge, views, no beach accessNoYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoE. Cowell Ranch to Pomponio State Beach37.396295-122.415719
2 North CentralSan MateoMartin's BeachOff Hwy. One, 6 mi. S. of Half Moon BayCurrently closedNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoE. Cowell Ranch to Pomponio State Beach37.376498-122.404089
2 North CentralSan MateoPurisima Creek Redwoods Open Space PreserveFrom end of Purisima Creek Rd. to Skyline Blvd. (Hwy. 35)Inland trails through redwood forestNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoE. Cowell Ranch to Pomponio State Beach37.437529-122.370366
2 North CentralSan MateoSan Gregorio Toll Road AccessOff Hwy. One, .1 mi. N. of La Honda Rd./Hwy. 84, San GregorioPrivate toll roadYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoNoE. Cowell Ranch to Pomponio State Beach37.326096-122.39892
2 North CentralSan MateoSan Gregorio State BeachHwy. One .1 mi. S. of La Honda Rd./Hwy. 84, San GregorioBlufftop picnic area, sandy beach with driftwood650-726-8819YesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoE. Cowell Ranch to Pomponio State Beach37.322922-122.403531
2 North CentralSan MateoPomponio State BeachHwy. One at Pomponio Creek, PescaderoWide sandy beach650-879-2170YesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesNoE. Cowell Ranch to Pomponio State Beach37.299418-122.406283
2 North CentralSan MateoPescadero State Beach (North)Off Hwy. One, 1 mi. N. of Pescadero Rd.Parking and beach access650-879-2170YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.274633-122.409067
2 North CentralSan MateoPescadero State Beach (Central)Off Hwy. One, .5 mi. N. of Pescadero Rd.Parking and beach access650-879-2170NoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.264407-122.412538
2 North CentralSan MateoPescadero State Beach (South)Off Hwy. One at Pescadero Rd.Parking and beach access650-879-2170NoYesYesNoNoYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.259719-122.413536
2 North CentralSan MateoPescadero Marsh Natural PreserveE. of Hwy. One, N. of Pescadero RoadMarsh habitat, trails650-879-2170NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.261416-122.408638
2 North CentralSan MateoBeach Stairs (S. of Pescadero Road)Off Hwy. One, 1.1 mi. S. of Pescadero RoadReef, tidepools, part of Bean Hollow State Beach650-726-8819NoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.243505-122.418045
2 North CentralSan MateoPebble Beach (San Mateo County)Off Hwy. One, 1.6 mi. S. of Pescadero RoadCove beach, nature trail650-726-8819NoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.23626-122.415544
2 North CentralSan MateoBean Hollow State BeachAlong Hwy. One, .9 mi. S. of Pebble BeachCove beach, surf fishing650-726-8819NoYesNoYesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.226694-122.409634
2 North CentralSan MateoOverlook (10257 Cabrillo Hwy.)10257 Cabrillo Hwy. (Hwy. One), PescaderoPath from Hwy. One frontage road to scenic overlookNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.214131-122.406394
2 North CentralSan MateoButano State ParkCloverdale Rd., 5 mi. S. of Pescadero and 3 mi. E. of Hwy. OneInland park, 2,000 acres, trails650-879-2040YesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoF. Pescadero State Beach Area37.201705-122.339335
2 North CentralSan MateoPistachio BeachOff Pigeon Point Rd., 1 mi. N. of Pigeon Point LighthouseRoadside parking, part of Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park650-879-2120NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoNoYesNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.191675-122.397923
2 North CentralSan MateoPigeon Point Light Station State Historic ParkPigeon Point Rd., W. of Hwy. OneLighthouse grounds open for viewing650-879-2120NoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.182685-122.393569
2 North CentralSan MateoPigeon Point Lighthouse HostelPigeon Point Rd. W. of Hwy. OnePrivate and shared rooms650-879-0633YesYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.182038-122.394067
2 North CentralSan MateoWhaler's CoveE. of Pigeon Point LighthouseStairs to cove beachNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.182546-122.391772
2 North CentralSan MateoWilbur's Watch Hiking TrailInland of Hwy. One, near southern intersection of Pigeon Point Rd. and Hwy. OneCoastal views650-854-7696NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.183042-122.378761
2 North CentralSan MateoPigeon Point BluffsAlong Hwy. One S. of Pigeon Point RoadRoadside pull-outs, viewsNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.183486-122.38436
2 North CentralSan MateoGazos Creek AccessOff Hwy. One, N. of Gazos Creek RoadWide sandy beachNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.167738-122.361667
2 North CentralSan MateoFranklin Point TrailOff Hwy. One, 1.2 mi. S. of Gazos Creek AccessTrail to shoreline, part of Año Nuevo State Park650-879-0227NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.155838-122.354575
2 North CentralSan MateoWhitehouse Creek Beach AccessOff Hwy. One, .1 mi. S. of Rossi RoadTrail to rocky cove, part of Año Nuevo State Park650-879-0227NoYesNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesYesNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.148054-122.344576
2 North CentralSan MateoCascade Creek TrailOff Hwy. One, 2.7 mi. N. of entrance to Año Nuevo State ParkTrail to and along shoreline650-879-0227NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.14532-122.336165
2 North CentralSan MateoAño Nuevo State ParkOff Hwy. One, 27 mi. S. of Half Moon BayMajor elephant seal haul-out area, call ahead for recorded information650-879-0227YesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.12055-122.307087
2 North CentralSan MateoCove Beach (Año Nuevo State Park)W. side of Hwy. One, one-quarter mile S. of entrance to Año Nuevo State ParkWide parking pullout, part of Año Nuevo State ParkNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoG. Southern San Mateo County37.116882-122.303927