I did not directly respond to Tom's on-air query today asking whether every beachfront property owner should be required to provide access to a given beach.
By my limited understanding, the California Coastal Comission is charged with assessing a beach environment in its entirety as well as considering individual property rights. Here, it seems the owner's property encompases at least the northerly half (if not all) of a very large, sandy beach cove with no land access other than through the owner's property.
The subject of Public Beach Access is an ongoing story around here.
: = ) Lance