There are three CSPA park stores—at Half Moon Bay State Beach, at Pigeon Point Light Station SHP, and at Año Nuevo State Park. Hours for each location can be found below.
Merchandise in the stores is representative of the cultural and natural history of the specific park area. The best sellers are logo items including clothing, patches, pins, mugs and the stuffed animals such as otters, octopus and harbor seals. Books, postcards and magnets are also available. Some items are in all locations, but some can only be found in the specific park's store.
The stores are staffed by volunteers, docents or park aides. Two part-time staff members identify items to offer for sale, purchase the inventory and restock the stores. They are the only paid staff for CSPA.
Operation of the stores is considered both an interpretive function for the parks as well as being revenue generating. In 2016, the stores contributed 33% of the net funds raised to support the work that CSPA does.