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Montara, California

Welcome to Montara

Framed by dramatic coastal rock formations, Montara is a beachfront community on California's stunning central coastline. Just 20 miles south of San Francisco and 50 miles north of Santa Cruz, Montara's weather is pleasant nearly the entire year. Originally established in 1875 as a fog station, the Point Montara Lighthouse is still standing today and serves as a hostel for visitors looking to explore all the natural wonders of Montara. Mt. Montara also offers hikers, bike riders and horseback riders some of California's most breathtaking views while being close enough to Half Moon Bay to explore a neighboring vibrant coastal town.

Montara Hotels

From Montara State Beach to the Santa Cruz Mountains, Montara is filled with open space, including marine preserves and state parks, making for romantic and secluded getaways (while still close to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz) at popular Montara bed and breakfast hotels. Famously, the historic Point Montara Lighthouse is a popular international hostel.

Montara Restaurants

A sleepy coastal community, Montara offers natural beauty in lieu of destination Montara restaurants. However, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay and El Granada, all under ten minutes from Montara, boast excellent seafood and Italian restaurants, many with romantic ocean views.

Montara Travel and Attractions

Dense fog often blankets the rugged Montara coast, making it an idea perch for the historic Montara Point Lighthouse, opened in 1875 and today a sea swept Montara attractions. The keeper's residence is today a popular Montara hostel, steeped in the sights, sounds and smells of the Pacific Ocean crashing below.

Montara Real Estate

With a secluded setting surrounded by state beaches and preserved woodland just seven miles north of Half Moon Bay and close to San Francisco's restaurants, shopping and attractions, it's no surprise the average home price in Montara hovers near the million dollar mark.