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Poplar Beach, Half Moon Bay

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
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  • You can watch for whales, walk, or relax on the easy to access beach. There are even well-placed benches waiting for you! We were lucky enough to park and in minutes see three whales close to the shor...  read more »
  • Head north from the parking lot to get to the trail down to the beach. Parking is hourly rather than Half Moon Bay which is $10 for the day. 
  • Great horse riding beach, with easy in/out horse trailer parking. So great for a no-hassle beach ride. Great for dogs too. 
  • Probably the best beach in Half Moon Bay for walking your dog. Parking can be hard to find on weekends and the beach is frequented by horseback tours so there is too much horse manure strewn about for my taste. The beach gets nicer and less crowded as you walk south toward the Ritz Carlton. Beware in the summer the place may be overrun by dead velella velella that turn the beach into a disgusting wasteland.
  • Great place for family and dog lovers. The beach is clean and beautiful. The trail along the coast line has amazing views and plenty of seating along the way to sit back and enjoy.
  • Beautiful place to walk around, chill on the beach. Can walk over to half moon bay beach. Separate parking spot.
  • Good place to hangout with friends and family. Do carry your eating stuff so you can enjoy the view and fill your tummy.
  • A great alternative to half moon bay beach, if I am not able to park at half moon bay, I try here since this is just half mile away. Not the cleanest beach but you can always walk to cleaner patches.
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