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516Have you surfed or accessed Faria Beach?

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  • Paul Jenkin
    Oct 31, 2011

      If you have historically accessed the Faria Beach through what used to be an empty lot, you may be able to help maintain public access in that area.

      See the California Coastal Commission website:  http://www.coastal.ca.gov/access/prc-access.html

      The loss of historical access and recreational sites funnels a growing population into fewer and fewer areas and can reduce the range of uses as well. Public participation is critical to establishing the right to continued public use.
      You can help in our research by reviewing the following list of access locations currently under study by the Commission. Please click to link to download the graphics and questionnaires for Faria Beach.

      What is a public prescriptive right of access?
      Along the California coast the general public has historically used numerous coastal areas. Trails to the beach, informal parking areas, beaches, and bluff tops have provided recreational opportunities for hiking, picnicking, fishing, swimming, surfing, diving, viewing and nature study. California law provides that under certain conditions, long term public access across private property may result in the establishment of a permanent public easement. This is called a public prescriptive right of access.