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Half Moon Bay State Beach

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Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
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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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Beautiful view

This was our first stop on our PCH drive. We were only there for about 15 minutes taking in the gorgeous view. If you're in the area, definitely worth a stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Melissa L
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first stop on our PCH drive. We were only there for about 15 minutes taking in the gorgeous view. If you're in the area, definitely worth a stop.

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Belmont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can walk along the beach here for many miles on a well-maintained trail. We take our dogs(on leash) , and we dodge the bicyclers. Beautiful view from the ridge above the water, beautiful foliage, all the sky before you, and easy parking. Friendly fellow walkers. Good for everybody - families, kids, elders -- wonderful.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A day trip out of San Francisco brought us here. En route we witnessed fields of pumpkins laid out presumably in readiness for pumpkin Festival later in the month. Although it was a bright day it was also very windy and our picnic was somewhat cut short because of this. Im sure that on a hot wind-free day our visit... More 

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Citrus Heights
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach! Lots of sandy area to run around, lay out, or let your dog roam around. I went during a weekday but it was pretty quiet and peaceful, only a handful or so of other people around. If you're looking for a relaxing getaway without crowds, Half Moon Bay is a great place to visit.

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Fort Collins, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to find a better beach than Half Moon Bay beach in this part of CA. I try to visit this State Park/Beach whenever I am visiting the Bay Area, its only about 40 mins from San Fran airport. The sand is soft, the waves are beautiful. If you go in late summer, early fall, the water is... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 11 January 2017

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 10 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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 1 January 2017 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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