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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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  • Thursday nights have pre-publicized specials. The meals range from fish to lamb, to a red meat, and include salad or soup and a dessert. I have been here several times and all but once found the meals...  more »
  • we have the ability to bike to Miramar, which is fantastic. otherwise - very nice service - good happy hour specials - good kids menu - vegetarian dishes offered - some of the best views, especially a...  more »
  • A regular retreat, casual and always fun. Bartenders are up for mixing old fashion drinks, friendly and attentive servers, warm heaters or fire pits for foggy evenings. 
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  • My husband took me here for our first date and we come back as often as possible for the wine selection, great chowder and other yummy food selections. It also has a cool history as a speak easy.l sbd awesome views.
  • Excellent place to eat. Wait staff was very pleasant. The food was outstanding. Now the bartender Miguel was beyond excellent, may they never let him leave. The wife and o enjoyed our 3 day vist to this establishment.
  • Magnificent Terry - live music! Good food. Remarkable Bloody Mary
  • I love the Conundrum. We sat at the bar and watched the football game. Then you move to the patio to eat dinner with your dogs at your feet. I've seen whales and dolphins playing while I eat. Don't try the cheesy bread... It's addictive... Grin
  • Excellent food and a beautiful unobstructed view of the ocean! Prepare to leave with a lighter wallet. It's worth it though.