On our last day in the Bay Area we decided to head a few miles south of Pacifica, which is where we were staying over the weekend.
I saw on the map a lighthouse in Montara which has been turned into a HOSTEL. There was a sign that asked vistors to head to the office before exploring the grounds. Very nice lady in the front office area! Bombarded her with lots of questions about hostels, as I’ve never stayed at one. Am SO coming back and staying next year!
“Historic 1875 fog signal station and lighthouse overlooking the Pacific, just 25 miles south of San Francisco. Located on California State Park land, the hostel grounds include a secluded cove beach and gardens. Hike, bike, surf, kayak, or visit nearby Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, or Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. An on-site cafe serves espresso drinks daily. Free wi-fi, free parking, certified green business. Dorm beds from $23. Private rooms from $63. Additional $3/person for non-HI members.”
The hostel sits on absolutely beautiful grounds…luck had it that low-tide was nearing so we had some beach at the little cove to hike down to. Me thinks I need to become a hostel member…as there are quite a few of them in Northern California.