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Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay

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Miramar Beach is a sandy beach in western San Mateo County, California. Miramar Beach is one of the numerous beaches on Half Moon Bay, a Pacific Ocean embayment noted for its surfing and extensive visitation. The marine terrace above the beach itself is situated approximately eight meters above mean sea level, and on this terrace is positioned the small unincorporated community of Miramar, which is a residential setting that also has several coastal visitor serving uses such as restaurant and lodging facilities. A stream named Arroyo de en Medio discharges onto Miramar Beach into the Pacific Ocean.Access to Miramar beach from State Route 1 requires a turn west on Magellan Avenue, then left on Mirada Road. A public trail lies along the blufftop spanning three miles of coastline from Miramar to the city of Half Moon Bay; this trail affords sweeping marine views and good birdwatching.Arroyo de en MedioArroyo de en Medio is a stream cuts through a flat marine terrace plain emptying onto Miramar Beach. This creek forms steep sided banks of approximately 40 degrees with respect to the channel floor directly above Miramar Beach; the channel floor is about eight meters deep relative to the bank tops. Even at the mouth, Arroyo de en Medio is considered intermittent, since the flow typically ceases in the summer months. However, there is some summer standing water in the channel near the mouth, the result of street runoff from summer irrigation and car washing. The stream mouth is clear of canopy vegetation but densely filled with sedges in a marshy setting.
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  • Came here to watch the subsets and was not disappointed. Wide ocean views and the beach is not crowded.  more »
  • This is a great beach and easy to drive up. The beach wall in the sand is marvelous! Music nearby and restaurants.  more »
  • We have walked to this large local haunt several times to take in the gorgeous views accessed through the patio, equipped with fire pits and string lights for sunset savoring. The food is very compete...  more »
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  • Nice spot when tide is low to chill on the sand and watch the sunset!
  • Beautiful summer evening!

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