HALF MOON BAY (KCBS)— A former Bay Area congressman joined surfers in a protest Thursday at a popular beach near Half Moon Bay, calling it an outrage that the landowner is blocking the only road to the public beach.
A small group of activists walked past “No Trespassing” signs at Martin’s Beach as sheriff’s deputies stood by. Former Bay Area Congressman Pete McCloskey was among the protesters.
“The issue is that the people of California have the right to go to a public beach. You can’t shut it off. This gate is wrong. It’s illegal,” said McCloskey.