Pomponio State Beach

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Pomponio State Beach
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Location San Mateo County, California
Nearest city San Gregorio
Coordinates 37°17′30″N122°24′27″W / 37.29167°N 122.40750°W / 37.29167; -122.40750 Coordinates: 37°17′30″N122°24′27″W / 37.29167°N 122.40750°W / 37.29167; -122.40750
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation

Pomponio State Beach is a state beach of California in the United States. It is located 12 miles (19 km) south of Half Moon Bay off California State Route 1. [1]

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This coastal strip lies between Pescadero and San Gregorio State Beaches. It is made up of several miles of sloping, sandy beaches and a small lagoon below high sandstone bluffs. [1]

A parking lot and a picnic area are available for public use during the day. There are hiking trails and beach access. No camping is available. Dogs and campfires are not permitted on the beach. [1]

The beach was named after José Pomponio Lupugeym, a Bolinas Native American and outlaw. [2] He was a captain of a group that called itself Los Insurgentes, and was captured and executed in 1824. [3]

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Ponponio, aka Pomponio and Lupegeyun, was the leader of a band of Native American fugitives in California who called themselves Los Insurgentes and who rebelled against Mexican rule and the mission system in California. Under his organization they raided settlements between the areas of modern-day Sonoma and Soledad in the early 19th century.

References

  1. 1 2 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation (2009). "Pomponio State Beach" . Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  2. Morrall, J. (2008-06-19). "The "Outlaw" Pomponio & The Historical Art of David Gremard Romero". Half Moon Bay Memories and El Granada Observer. Retrieved 2010-07-18.
  3. Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p.  298. ISBN   0-520-21316-5.