Point Montara Light Station
A lighthouse at Point Montara, south of Montara Beach, offers overnight accommodations. The Point Montara Fog Signal and Light Station was established in 1875. The historic lighthouse and turn-of-the-century buildings have been preserved and restored by Hostelling International-American Youth Hostels (HI-AYH) (http://www.hiusa.org/) and the California Department of Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, which operates the lighthouse. The hostel is open year round.
A small cove beach, with tide pools at low tide, can be accessed from the lighthouse grounds. Visitors can view video, taken by the Common Murre Restoration Project, of a sea bird colony located directly below Devil's Slide, a few miles north off Highway 1. Refreshments are available at an Espresso Bar located in the hostel office.