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Half Moon Bay State Beach

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Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: +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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Quiet place to stretch your legs

This was a stop on our road trip up the coast of California. Nice easy place to get out of the car, stretch your legs, walk the beach, use the bathroom, etc.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Minnesota
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a stop on our road trip up the coast of California. Nice easy place to get out of the car, stretch your legs, walk the beach, use the bathroom, etc.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice scenery and sandy beach. Nice to see the birds sat on the sand. Parking is 10 dollars. Shame they don't have a refreshment van.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice beach but it cost $10 to park in the lot! There's a cute little visitors center and some bathrooms as well.

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Ashford, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked up a picnic at a local supermarket and drove down to the beach before heading to SF international airport for our flight home, about 30-40 miles away. Perfect weather, picnic tables right down on the edge of the beach and an unhurried lunch; what's not to like?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the US four times and each time I have stayed in or visited Half Moon Bay. This has got to be my favourite holiday destination and if I could I would live here. It has beautiful coastline, a lovely town and pleasant people. Can't recommend it enough, although I know the locals do find it a... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't matter where you are in California, north or south there is a beach for everyone's pleasure and the Half Moon Bay State beach is just the ticket for walks, listening to the waves crashing in and enjoying the beauty of nature. There are other entrances to the Pacific Ocean but this is one of my favorites.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Everything you hope for and then some! The drive along the coast is something I will never forget.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The views here are gorgeous. It's also very peaceful and not crowded (at least when we were there in October). Baby gulls were playing on the beach!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

A place to bring your dog for play and exercise while walking the beach type area. Playing, walking or just relaxing this is the place to do it. Sail, boating or just watching it's breath taking. Enjoy your day.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great place to stay in the area if you camp. The location is tops. The facilities are state beach type facilities. They have rangers and everything. No Bears! There is a lot of coastal trail traffic. Use the picnic tables for lunch!

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