Next Step to Protect Martin’s Beach

MBHave you ever been to Martin’s Beach? If so, please help restore access to it by completing this survey and sharing it with any- and everyone you know who has ever been there.

What You Can Do:
Complete this survey. Surveys should be printed, signed, and either faxed, emailed, or mailed to the Coastal Commission at:

415-904-5400 (fax)
[email protected] (email)
Attn: Peter Allen
45 Fremont Street, Suite 2000
San Francisco, CA 94105

What’s Happening:
Surfrider Foundation and Friends of Martin’s Beach have filed legal actions challenging the owner for blocking access to Martin’s Beach (see our Martin’s Beach page for more information). The Coastal Commission, which is not a party to these lawsuits, is gathering necessary information to determine whether “prescriptive rights” exist on this property and asking anyone who has been to Martin’s Beach, to complete this survey documenting their use.

Why This Is Important:
Prescriptive rights provide that if it can be documented that members of the public have been using private land as if it were public land over a period of at least five years, the right to continued public access may be established.

Thanks for speaking up for our shared right to access our beautiful coast.

Lennie Roberts
Legislative Advocate

PS: Even if you have never been to Martin’s Beach, you can still help by sharing this to anyone you know who has ever visited this beautiful beach. 

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