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  Map: San Mateo Section 5 |   Point: 5-

Name or Prominent Feature:
El Granada Beach
Area: El Granada
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 10
- Easting: 546595
- Northing: 4150629
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: 0
- Latitude: 0
Location: between east Breakwater and Mirada Rd.
Nearest Milepost
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  • CCC Access Point
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Public Transportation

  • The El Granada Beach, formerly a wide sandy beach popular with visitors, was the victim of marina development. When the breakwaters were built, the ocean currents that delivered sand to the beach were diverted offshore. The beach has been lost to erosion, and the bluff is now armored with riprap.


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      • The wide sandy beach at El Granada has been totally lost to erosion, riprap now lines the bluff.