Scenic beach in San Mateo County linked to singer Chris Isaak to get $5 million restoration

June 29, 2018

East Bay Times
By Paul Rogers

Efforts to restore a stunning mile-long stretch of remote oceanfront property seven miles south of Half Moon Bay that has been marred in recent years by rowdy overnight beach parties and piles of trash received a major boost this week: $5 million in Gov. Jerry Brown’s new state budget.

The money will go a long way to building a parking lot, restrooms and trail at Tunitas Creek Beach, supporters said Friday, creating a new San Mateo County beach park. It would be the first new large sandy public beach park in Northern California in decades.

“This is an incredible opportunity. It’s a spectacular beach,” said Walter Moore, president of the Peninsula Open Space Trust, a Palo Alto environmental group that purchased 58 acres of bluffs and beach there last November to help create the park, which technically is open to the public now.