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Gray Whale Cove State Beach, Half Moon Bay

(4.4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your Gray Whale Cove State Beach visit and explore what else you can see and do in Half Moon Bay using our Half Moon Bay trip builder.
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  • Amazing panaromic views and scenic drive way to the beach .. we also happened to see a school of gray whales from one of the points .. .. a must visit spot on Hwy 1 South ..  more »
  • This has a very nice beach, and is handily reached by an easy set of stairs. We got to spend a few minutes at the beach but could not find any place to park - the parking lot was jammed beyond full on...  more »
  • you have to park in a little lot on the east side of the highway, then cross carefully. It's small and will creep up on you, on the south end of what used to be devil's slide. it's never really warm t...  more »