Victory at Martin’s Beach

A Victory in the battle for access to Martin’s Beach

Appeals court backs order to unblock access to beach
The ruling requires billionaire landowner to open gate to area near Half Moon Bay.

The campaign to maintain public access to Martins Beach has notched a victory, with a state appeals court upholding an order that required a wealthy landowner to stop blocking the only road to the sand.

The ruling, filed Wednesday, doesn’t settle the tangle of litigation over public entry to the sweeping crescent south of Half Moon Bay.

But it does affirm a lower court decision that billionaire Vinod Khosla has to unlock the gate to Martins Beach Road while the legal fight continues.

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