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HI Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel

PO Box 737
16th Street at CA HWY 1
Montara, California 94037
Call 1 (650) 728-7177

Explore Montara

The History of Point Montara Lighthouse

The lighthouse on the grounds of HI Point Montara Lighthouse hostel may be small, but it's got at least one big claim to fame: it's the only American lighthouse known to have beckoned seafarers on both coasts of the country.
Beach at HI Point Montara Lighthouse

How to Spend Two Perfect Days at HI Point Montara

The little beach community of Montara, which sits pretty just half an hour south of San Francisco, draws surfers, tide poolers, cyclists, and nature lovers from all around the California and the world looking for a little coastal magic. Even if you’re short on time, you can still make the most of your getaway when you stay at HI Point Montara hostel, located on the site of a historic lighthouse overlooking the ocean. Take a look at our handy two-day itinerary to help you get exploring.
The beach at HI Point Montara Lighthouse near Half Moon Bay

11 Tips for Wildlife Viewing near Point Montara Lighthouse

When you visit HI Point Montara Lighthouse hostel, you have access to the Pacific coast and the creatures big and small that call the rock pools, marshes, and beaches along the ocean home. Whether you’re staying for a day or for a few, it’s worth making the time to explore the natural jewels around the hostel. Here’s everything you need to know about getting in touch with the local wildlife in this little corner of California.
Point Montara Lighthouse and ocean view

5 Reasons to Spend Earth Hour and Earth Day at HI Point Montara

One thing that all HI USA hostels have in common is that they strive to be good to the Earth and minimize the impact that traveling may have on the environment. From HI Boston in the East all the way to HI Point Montara on the West Coast, our hostels try to be as sustainable and green as possible, so you can keep seeing the world with a clean conscious!

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