Gray Whale Cove State Beach, Half Moon Bay

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#5 of 11 in Beaches in Half Moon Bay
Jagged rocky cliffs shelter the sandy shore of Gray Whale Cove State Beach. A steep set of stairs equipped with a sturdy handrail brings visitors to the water from the nearby parking. A "clothing-optional" beach, this coastal spot draws many nudists. The beach is also known as a good place for whale watching, so don't forget your binoculars. Put Gray Whale Cove State Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Half Moon Bay trip itinerary maker app .
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  • A beautiful peaceful beach, not too crowded, almost no tourists, nice cliffs and beautiful coast. Perfect for a day off and some fun.  more »
  • We ventured up to Pacifica for the day to explore a trail... but parking was non existent, so we headed to this location. We were so excited by the cliffs & waves and I got some great pictures. As we ...  more »
  • This is easy to miss from the road if not for the parking area. There is a little road then many wooden steps down. But beautiful beach to hang out.  more »

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