Contact Number

  • (650) 726-8819

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • 8am to Sunset
    Camping is not available at this park.

Park Activities

Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Beach Area
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing

Park Facilities


Park Directions

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The beach is located 12 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1.

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Visiting Pomponio State Beach

Located 12 miles south of Half Moon Bay along the San Mateo coastline, Pomponio State Beach provides access to miles of gently sloping, sandy beaches at the base of high sandstone bluffs. The beach features a small lagoon and roaring surf. Facilities include picnic tables and pit toilets.

Basic Park Information

DOGS are prohibited on the beach at all times.

BEACH FIRES are not allowed.

COLLECTING is prohibited. Please refrain from removing shells, driftwood, and other natural beach features. 

FIREWORKS are prohibited.

CAMPING is not available at this park. Nearby state park campgrounds include Half Moon Bay State Beach and Butano State Park.

DRONES are not allowed in the park. To protect wildlife and cultural resources, and for the safety and welfare of visitors and staff, the park is closed to the use of Model Aircraft, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and Gliders in flight.

OCEAN SAFETY – Always use caution when you are in or near the ocean. The ocean water is very cold year-round. Even a short swim can cause cramps or hypothermia (a life-threatening condition which occurs when your body temperature drops before normal). In addition, strong rip currents can pull even the most experienced swimmers offshore.

PERMITS are required for all events and weddings. A photography permit is required for all commercial photography.


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