Half Moon Bay State Beach, Half Moon Bay

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  • Great place to walk with your pooch or friends. Great place to take a long walk by yourself. Winter or summer it's a great place. So picturesque and serene. Great place if you want to take great pictu...  more »
  • It was a cold day, and a bit windy, but the walk along the beach, and along the upper pathways provided a wonderful respite and beautiful scenery. Highly recommend not missing this beautiful spot.  more »
  • You'll see the best Sunset anywhere on this beach. The geology is extremely interesting also. Google geology of Half Moon Bay before going here, and your experience will be much better.  more »
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  • Beautiful large beach that is western facing so it provides great sunset viewing. Street parking is somewhat available but don't count on that on busy days. Plan on paying the day use fee to enter the official lot on busy days. The campgrounds provides spots that are on a bluff overlooking the ocean. It's an easy walk from anywhere in the campsite down to the beach. There are no water hookups so keep that in mind if you plan on camping.
  • Half moon bay State Beach is a great and fun place to go with friends, family, or a date. I visit there about twice a month on summer and fall, it is quite crowded during the weekend so please make sure come early to get a space. Camping, picnic,and BBQ are highly recommend. But before you visit please make sure you have applied Good amount of sunscreen, bring enough drinking water, wet cleansing towels, napkins, and towels.(for some family also bring kids, remember to bring extra clothes). Sunrise and sunset beach walk are fantastic too!
  • An amazing place. Open bluffs lead to the beach. Great whale skeleton on view near the entrance. We parked on the street and walked in on a sunny, windy weekday. We could have parked in the parking lot there were so few people visiting that day.
  • cute area with great beach access both on the sand next to the ocean or up above on the small cliff overlooking the ocean. the cliff part is dog friendly and has a walking path (not paved) There is also a piano up there. pretty cool.
  • Very nice beach to visit. Can walk along the beach and cliffs. Camping looks promising too. Great day trip town as well.

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Where to stay in Half Moon Bay

The popular bay town offers hotels by the harbor and airport in the north, and some right down by the waterfront and its selection of restaurants and bars. A number of 19th-century buildings have also been refurbished and made into inns, with traditional decor, upscale dining rooms, and great access to the beach.
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