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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.



Seal Adventures

Saturday & Sunday
January 28 & 29, 2017

Morning Sessions  8:30 - Noon
Afternoon Sessions   1:30 - 5 PM
Tickets Available Soon



Sunrise Photography Tours
In 2017, four tours will be available, and each will run from 6:00 to 9:30 AM.

  Saturday, January 21 Sold Out
  Sunday, January 22 Sold Out
  Saturday, February 4 Sold Out
  Sunday, February 5 Sold Out

In recent years the tours have sold out in days, so please don't delay if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.



Mark Your Calendar for Coastal Wildflower Day 2017

Saturday April 15, 2017, 10 AM – 4 PM
Half Moon Bay State Beach, 95 Kelly Ave

California State Parks and the Coastside State Parks Association invite you to a day-long festival celebrating the return of spring wildflowers and the start of California Native Plant Week. There will be opportunities to explore coastal wild lands, learn about our native plants and how you can grow them in your garden, and take part in projects to restore the coast. The event will be fun for the whole family, including games and crafts for all ages.

Coastal Wildflower Day activities are free but parking is $10 unless you have a State Park pass. Walk or ride your bike if you can.



Be a Park Champion Volunteer!

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to volunteer more? Do you enjoy hanging out at our awesome San Mateo county coastal parks? If yes, then Park Champions has three upcoming volunteer events that will ensure you start the New Year off right!

  • December 3 (9 a.m. to noon)
    at Half Moon Bay State Beach


How you can Help

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

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 are fully deductible as allowed by law