The only road that leads to Martins Beach is on property owned by tech billionaire Vinod Khosla. Last week, the California Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Khosla saying he has been “improperly and illegally” restricting public access.
Coastal towns all have to grapple with sea-level rise. Commercial infrastructures like marine harbors are also causing massive sand depletion. One local in Half Moon Bay has fought for decades to save their local surf spot, Surfers Beach.