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Half Moon Bay State Beach

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Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
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+1 916-653-6995
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Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground...

Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.

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Hand in hand on the beach

The storm had paused and it was a nice time for a romantic walk. Easy parking, nice large area with a wide view of the surrounding areas.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
trixie5150
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Pleasanton, California
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Pleasanton, California
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The storm had paused and it was a nice time for a romantic walk. Easy parking, nice large area with a wide view of the surrounding areas.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it's cool, lovely and beautiful place to walk specially if its drizzling. the beach is beautiful; but even more beautiful is the ride and the sunset. If you are able to see it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Half Moon Bay because of the wonderful reviews that we read. I wish that we would have picked a warmer day but we had warm coats and gloves with us . The view was spectacular and had the wind not been so strong we probably would have walked a little longer. I can see why the beach... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and daughter-in-law bought a house a few months ago three blocks from this 2-mile beach. I like to walk the dogs on the paved path along the cliffs and stare out across the ocean. While there are some easy access points to the water, for the most part the paths to the beach are challenging -- too rough... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took a three mile walk along the beach in beautiful weather. Easy flat walk but watch out for the bicyclists 🚴.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campground was clean and quiet at night. Fire rings make it even more enjoyable. Easy beach access and paths to follow. plenty to do and close to places to eat and shop for groceries if camping. Firewood is available in the area for purchase but tends to be a bit pricey but still easier than hauling it for a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little campground right off the beach. The sites themselves offer little in the way of privacy and there are few trees but the location can't be beat. Be prepared for a lot of exposure since it is right on the beach so you will be in the sun or in the fog and wind depending on... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Half Moon Beach is beautiful and picturesque but at the same time very windy. On a sunny day it is great to be at this place

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We have camped here multiple times in our RV. Most of the sites are set up for RVs and have electricity. There is some tent camping and also an area for bicycle tourists to camp. The beach is wide and goes for miles. Even in summer is not crowded - off season it is very quiet. The bad news, it... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Beach is clean. Plenty of parking for $10 on weekday in December when we went . There's a walking trail. If you are mobility impaired, it will be difficult to physically access the beach itself, unless I missed seeing stairs or a ramp. The ground is quite steep from the parking lot to the beach, and we assisted family members... More 

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