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Welcome to
Coastside State Parks Association

The Coastside State Parks Association (CSPA) supports fifteen California State Parks along 36 miles of San Mateo County coastline from Gray Whale Cove State Beach in Montara in the north to Año Nuevo State Park in Pescadero to the south. In partnership with California State Parks, CSPA raises funds to support vital education and interpretation programs and projects.

This map shows the State Parks and Beaches that we support.  To learn more about these State Parks and Beaches, scroll down through this list.

Embark on a Seal Adventure

Saturday, January 24
Sunday, January 25
Saturday, February 14

Ticket Price $60 per person

Parking $10 per car (at gate)

Morning Sessions
(8:30 – Noon)
Afternoon Sessions
(1:30 - 5 PM)


Upcoming California State Parks/Coastside State Park Association Event:

Park Champions Volunteer Opportunities at Half Moon Bay

The Park Champions volunteer program, sponsored by the California State Park Foundation, has cleared invasive plants out of several fields at Half Moon Bay State Beach. Now it’s time to replant the fields with native plants. All volunteers are welcome to help, including children under 18 accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. We'll provide the tools, plants, gloves and snacks - just bring a filled water bottle and your green thumb.

  • Saturday November 15th from 9-12 at Half Moon Bay State Beach - Francis Beach
  • Saturday December 6th from 9-12 at Half Moon Bay State Beach - Venice Beach

You can register for these events on the Park Champions web site . Just click on the calendar date(s) you would like to attend. After you register, the California State Parks Foundation Park Champions program team will send follow-up emails with additional details about the event.

Dollars for State Parks

Dine at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and Donate for Local State Parks!

Are you passionate about great food, beer and California State Parks?  Here’s how you can appreciate all three at once. CSPA and Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. are now partnering to support California State Parks along the San Mateo coast.

It’s easy.  Enjoy your meal at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and add a Dollar for State Parks to your bill. ( Half Moon Bay Brewing Company will forward your donations to us. Preserving State Parks along the San Mateo coast has never been easier.

CSPA would like to thank Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and its customers for giving a Dollar for State Parks.  These Dollars help us protect California State Parks.

If you are interested in having your business participate or would like more information about the Dollars for State Parks Program, please contact Cecily Harris at

How you can Help

Make a tax-deductible donation to support our programs at the coastal state parks.

Join CSPA to support our programs and receive the benefits of membership.

Volunteer your time to support the coastal state parks.

Coastside State Parks Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.  Donations to Coastside State Parks Association and membership fees are fully deductible as allowed by law.