Watch the Sunset at Martin's Beach

Half Moon Bay, California

4.5/5
based on 4 reviews

Description

Added by Alysha Painter

This beautiful, rarely crowded beach has amazing sunsets and unique rock formations. There are a number of cute farm/beach houses nearby.

Martin's Beach is a beach about 7 miles south of Half Moon Bay. It features a large, very cool looking rock formation right off the coast. This beach is accessible via Martin's Beach Road, which is a small turn off on your right when southbound on Highway 1, though sometimes the road is only open to locals. If the gate is closed there is a dirt lot right next to the turnoff where you can park and walk down from there (.5 mile walk).

The beach is ideal for picnics, hanging out, romantic evenings, and watching the sun set behind the large rock formation.

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Family Friendly
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Romantic
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Reviews

We stopped at this beach after backpacking in Butano State Park. There's a ton of great state beaches to camp along this same highway, but this rock formation is cool. There is a gate closing it in, but there's been some legal battles surrounding the area recently and the state has ruled it's open to the public, so hop on over!

You caught it on a beautiful day! Great shots

I grew up on this beach with the old owners' grandchildren. I had some of the best times of my life here. One of my favorite places ever :)

This beach is closed to public now, but it's well worth jumping some gates if you want to! ;)

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Nearby

Bike the Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail

Hike the Cowell-Purisma Trail

Picnic at Cowell Ranch Beach

Stroll along the Southern Beaches at San Gregorio State Beach

Hike the Methuselah and El Corte De Madera Creek Loop

Hike the Purisima Creek Trail and Craig Britton Trail Loop