Coyote Point County Recreational Area

This area is 670 acres of peninsula that hosts beaches, marshes, large lawns, a marina and a nature museum. Paved and dirt paths are for hikers and bicyclists with some trails for pedestrians only.  The park has a Museum for Environmental Education with views of the Bay out their picture windows. There is also a one acre walk through wildlife habitats and gardens which includes an enclosed outdoor aviary, and animal exhibits with coyote, bobcat, porcupine, badger, raccoon, fox, reptiles, amphibians, and river otters.  There is plenty of parking with many parking lots scattered throughout the park. Restrooms are located at the museum and near the beach.


Dogs and other pets are not allowed.

Operating Hours

The park opens at 8 am and closes one half hour before sunset. The Wildlife Habitat Center is open Tuesday  through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm and it is closed on Mondays. Call to check hours on holidays


There is a $4 entrance fee for the park and additional fee for the museum.


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1701 Coyote Point Dr, San Mateo, CA 94401

1701 Coyote Point Dr

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From the south, take hwy 101 north to the Dore Avenue exit, take an immediate left onto N. Bayshore Blvd and head north towards the park entrance on Coyote Point Drive. From the north, take hwy 101 south, take the Poplar Avenue exit.  Turn right onto Humbolt, then turn right onto Peninsula Avenue.  Go over the freeway, and then circle around and into the park at Coyote Point Drive.

Contact Info

Phone: 650-573-2592 for the park and  (650) 342-7755  for the museum.