Rancho Corral de Tierra

Trails climb from Montara State Beach to access the undeveloped 4000-acre park of Rancho Corral de Tierra, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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1. Montara State Beach

1.59 MILES

About 5 miles south of the town of Pacifica, this wide-open crescent is a local favorite for its pristine sand. Inland the park encompasses McNee Ranch,…

2. Gray Whale Cove State Beach

1.59 MILES

This is one of the coast’s popular clothing-optional beaches. Park across the road and cross Hwy 1 very carefully to the beach. It's located just south of…

3. Pacifica State Beach

2.71 MILES

Getting a suntan or catching a wave are the main attractions at popular Pacifica State Beach, as well as at Rockaway Beach just north.

4. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve


At Moss Beach, this marine reserve protects tide pools teeming with sea life. Walk out among the pools at low tide – wearing shoes that you can get wet –…

5. Half Moon Bay State Beach

6.02 MILES

Busy Half Moon Bay is bordered by this 4-mile-long, crescent-shaped beach. Stop by the park visitor center (open weekends only) at the parking lot to…

6. Mussel Rock Park

7.31 MILES

Located where a branch of the San Andreas Fault meets the ocean, this city park with landmark offshore rock formations is the closest spot to the…

7. Coyote Point Recreation Area


Right on the bay at the northern edge of San Mateo, 5 miles south of San Francisco International Airport, this is a popular park and windsurfing…

8. CuriOdyssey

9.31 MILES

At Coyote Point Recreation Area, this innovative small museum has science and wildlife exhibits for kids and adults.