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About Montara

For a low-key vacation away from the big crowds, Montara offers a blend of unique lodging and historic attractions.  Just across from Montara State Beach with a full mile of waves and enviable sand, Ocean View Inn offers up sensational scenery and turn-of-the-century charm.  Meanwhile, the legendary Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel overlooks a beach cove, within the quaint and historic Coast Guard quarters of the old Point Montara Lighthouse.  Explore free-spirited Gray Whale Cove State Beach, with its warm sand and cool ocean breeze, or simply relax in the serene surroundings of this ideal coastal retreat.