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San Mateo County Beaches

San Mateo County has more nice beaches than most places along the California coast, and many are lightly visited. They're listed in order from north to south.

Ano Nuevo State Beach: Elephant Seals and Sex on the Beach
The big attraction here happens in the winter, when the female elephant seals come ashore to have their pups, followed by the males who bellow and fight, causing quite an uproar. The rest of the year, the beach is pretty but unremarkable.

Clothing Optional Beaches in San Mateo County
You'll find two highly-rated beaches in San Mateo where clothing is optional and you can bare it all.

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