Hollister Ranch is a 14,500-acre gated subdivision in Santa Barbara County that includes 8.5 miles of publicly owned shoreline, though no public access. The 60-mile section of the Santa Barbara coast from Hollister Ranch to Point Sal is one of the least accessible shorelines in California, with less than 5 miles available for general public use.
The State Lands Commission is accepting donations for the creation of a public access route to Martins Beach, a picturesque pocket beach in San Mateo County, south of Half Moon Bay, located along the South Cabrillo Highway.
On Wednesday, June 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program Planning Team will host a virtual public meeting to learn about and provide feedback on the draft programmatic recommendations. You're invited to share your ideas! The Planning Team...
The Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program Planning Team, a multi-agency effort that will lead to a shared vision for public access to the Hollister Ranch coastline, invites you to participate in our upcoming interactive public workshop. The focus of the first...
State Lands Commission and California Coastal Commission file joint lawsuit to protect public access to Martins Beach
Sacramento, Calif. – The state of California filed a lawsuit today to restore full public access to Martins Beach, a popular San Mateo County beach that was abruptly shuttered after Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla bought the adjacent property in 2008.
Collaboration Agreement for the Development of a Contemporary Hollister Ranch Coastal Access Program
Commission staff and our agency partners, the California Coastal Commission, the Coastal Conservancy, and California State Parks, have completed a collaboration agreement
that will guide our coordination efforts to develop a new Hollister Ranch Access Program.
The Commission is pleased to announce that a Martins Beach donation information sheet and form are now available.
This guide is the result of years of development by the California Department of Justice and the California State Lands Commission.
At its December 2016 meeting the Commission was updated on the status of negotiations to acquire a public access easement to and along Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County. Read the appraisal here.
The Commission and various partners proudly announce the Owens Lake Trail Grand Opening. The trail opening will increase public access and enhance wildlife habitat protections
Three Trails Totaling Four Miles of Pathways and Wildlife Viewing Stations Provide Top Stop for Birdwatching While Educating Public about Dust Mitigation Efforts