I own 2.6 flat acres of ocean front property just outside of Half Moon Bay. There is a small updated AFrame on it now that sits on a bluff with unobstructed white water view. It took four years to accomplishe it but I now have approval from both the county and the CA Coastal Commission to build. The plans are included. It is very private and can not be seen from HWY 1. I am sending you the link to see for yourself. If you are interested contact me directly (I am the owner) or the agent in the link.
Zephyr Real Estate
San Francisco, CA
415 377 8810
As Marian said, it's a great idea, but much to consider.
Our coastal area has a mix of bureaucracies (i.e. Coastal Commission, County, maybe a City, etc.) that must be satisfied before any building can be completed. These processes can take a very long time. How long? It depends, but it would be wises to plan on at least a couple years.
Ocean properties are in the "highest demand" and "least supply," therefore the prices are the highest. Have you thought of looking in the southern end of the San Mateo coast, and the northern end of the San Cruz County coast? You may get more for your money in those areas, although properties nearer to Half Moon Bay may be more convenient.
Interview a few local realtors, as we have more knowledge of this market, and pick one with whom you can easily relate.
You have a great idea, now let us help you turn your real estate dreams into concrete coastside realities.
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I pasted a link to the San Mateo County web page - Palnning Dept.
Hope it will help
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