Public Access to Martin’s Beach
CPM’s litigation on behalf of the public and Surfrider Foundation to restore public access to Martin’s Beach and to enforce the California’s Coastal Act is on appeal. According to media reports and social media, despite the owners’ decision to appeal Judge Mallach’s post-trial decision upholding public access, the scenic beach just south of Half Moon Bay has been open to visitors on several occasions this summer, upon payment of a parking fee as historically charged by the prior owner. CPM continues to work to defeat the owners’ efforts to avoid compliance with the Coastal Act and to ensure that Judge Mallach’s decision is upheld on appeal. This case is being handled by Joe Cotchett, Eric Buescher and Pete McCloskey.