During a July phone conversation with the Half Moon Bay Review, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo said she, too, was interested in learning more about the plans of Martin's Beach's new owners. The once-popular local destination has been largely closed to visitors since the land changed hands last year.

What's more, ownership has been shrouded in secrecy. There is even a Facebook page dedicated to re-opening the picturesque spot on the San Mateo County coast.

True to her word, Eshoo wrote a letter, expressing her concern, to California Coastal Commission Executive Director Pete Douglas. The Coastal Commission has since responded.

Here are their letters.

- Clay Lambert


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I agree that beaches should be open for the public, however, in the case of Martin's Beach, who will clean up the public's litter on the private owner's property? The road down to the beach would look like the San Gregorio beach parking lot at the close of a lovely weekend: plastic bottles, shattered glass, chip bags, not to mention diaper bags. Will the all the people complaining about the closure agree to pick up all this mess up for the owner? For the sake of this beach's environment, I hope the owner keeps Martin's Beach closed!

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