16th Street and Highway 1
Montara, CA 94037
1 (650) 728-7177
GPS Coordinates: N 37 32.199, W 122 31.127
The Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel is located 25 miles south of San Francisco and 7 miles north of Half Moon Bay. We're on coastal Highway 1 (also known as Cabrillo Highway) near 16th Street, between the towns of Montara and Moss Beach.
If traveling by car, please be cautious as the hostel driveway is hidden on a curve on Highway 1, a busy two-lane road.
From the North
We're located 25 miles south of San Francisco. Take Highway 280 south to Highway 1 south. Look for signs that you're entering the town of Montara -- it's a tiny town that goes by fast. Slow down; the hostel driveway is at the end of a right guardrail and isn't visible until you're almost there. Note: If you miss the turn and must turn around, see below.
From the South
Take Highway 1 north or Highway 92 west to Half Moon Bay. From there, our hostel is 7 miles north on Highway 1. As you drive north, our hostel is on the left. We do not recommend attempting a lefthand turn off Highway 1. Continue a few hundred yards and turn right onto one of the side streets. Turn around and approach the hostel from the north.
By Public Transportation
Despite our remote, peaceful setting, we're lucky to be accessible via public transit. It does require a number of transfers, especially if you're coming from the south. If you have any questions about how to get here, please contact us, and we'll be happy to guide you.
From either San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport, take BART to the Daly City station. See "From Daly City" below.
From the south, take Amtrak to the San Jose Diridon station. See "From San Jose Diridion" below.
If you're coming from Santa Cruz, you can take Santa Cruz Metro to the San Jose Diridon station. See "From San Jose Diridon" below.
From Daly City
Take SamTrans bus 110 to the Linda Mar Park and Ride in Pacifica. From there:
- On weekdays, take SamTrans bus 294 from Pacifica to Highway 1 and 16th Street. Tell the driver where you're going, as 16th Street is not an automatic stop. Walk north 1/2 block on Highway 1; the hostel is on your left.
- On weekends, take SamTrans bus 17 from Pacifica to Main and 7th Streets. Walk south on Main (which becomes a pedestrian path) to 16th Street and carefully cross the highway onto the hostel driveway
From San Jose Diridon Station
Take CalTrain to the Hillsdale station. From there:
- On weekdays, take Sam Trans bus 294 to Highway 1 and 14th Street. Tell the driver where you're going, because it's not an automatic stop. Walk south on the path along the highway to 16th Street and carefully cross onto the hostel driveway.
- On weekends, take SamTrans bus 17 to Main and 7th Streets. Walk south on Main (which becomes a pedestrian path) to 16th Street and carefully cross the highway to the hostel driveway.