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This small coastal community is located south of Pacifica on Highway 1. The Gray Whale Cove State Beach is nearby. Montara is part of the San Francisco, California metro area.

This community is perched on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean about 17 miles south of San Francisco. Residential streets extend up the slope above Hwy-1with many fine homes. Many residents enjoy strolling along the highway above the crashing surf. The wide beach, north of the cliffs and the town is easily accessible and uncrowned. There is a post office, general store and a cafe or two.

Winter weather is the big secret of the "Locals". Winter days tend to be sunny and mild. While storms do occasionally batter the coast, (Another local secret because of the magnificent surf crashing on beach and cliff), winter days are often nicer than summer days due to the daily summer fog. The fog, thick enough to cut with a knife, tenaciously hugs the coast in the summer while over the hill to the east, (Just 2 or 3 miles as the Crow flies), around the San Francisco Bay, the hot sun beats down driving the temperature up by as much as 40 degrees

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