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Half Moon Bay State Beach

Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 916-653-6995
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US$99.00*
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Monterey & Carmel Explorer with optional Aquarium
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US$399.00*
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Monterey Bay Coastal Day Trip from San Francisco with Driver and Transportation
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Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking fee” (13 reviews)
“state beach” (21 reviews)
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Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

We arrived mid-afternoon on a warm and sunny fall day. There was ample parking. The surf was crashing against the shore. There were Beach walkers and surfers of all ages ready to ride the medium sized waves. The scenery is fantastic. The birds were gliding...More

Thank R8506AOlindam
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a very nice State Beach that is very close to San Francisco. It has camping with a few sites with full hook-ups. Reservations is suggested as it does fill up fast during the summer months. The bathrooms are very clean. The park host/hostess...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

It's been foggy the whole time, which gave the feeling of being the only people here. The crash of the waves, the shorelines, everything about it was peaceful and beautiful.

Thank Brian E
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We left the highway at 3pm and it's a long line moving forward to Half Moon Bay. The waiting time is well deserved after arriving Ritz-Carlton's 25 free public parking lot. Fantastic view from the Coastal Trail. We left at 5:30pm, fortunately traffic went well...More

Thank HelloKiddy
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

It was a hot Sunny day here in Half Moon Bay. There was a huge traffic jam and a lot of people on the beach!

Thank Miguel R
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Half Moon Bay is a nice oceanside park with scenic views. The high winds make for cool looking waves that crash against the shore.

Thank Cuong L
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We have been to this beach many times, and love that it is close to the little town of Half Moon Bay and yet feels far from everything. The beach is broad and easily walkable. It is often windy, so layer up when you go....More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Amazing place for a hike/ stroll, it's paved. Not crowded, plentiful parking and amazing views. Stroller friendly.

Thank AellaShabuneuskaya
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Perfect place for spending time with family and friends.miles of white sandy beaches,farm stands and fields of wild flowers.relax stroll along the beaches.weekends it is crowdy.

Thank AnjanManda
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is such a beautiful beach to hang out at all day and watch the surfers, or simply to walk. You can see harbour seals from the beach, too. It's also a spectacular place to see the sunset!

Thank MaraFromToronto
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foundatwin
31 August 2017|
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Response from Phil N | Reviewed this property |
I stayed at the Half Moon Bay campground about a mile south of the center of town. At that point the sandy beach is about a hundred feet below a bluff. Going north there is a trail along the bluff for a half mile or so. Then... More
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Lyssa I
17 January 2017|
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Response from cencaljim | Reviewed this property |
The walk-in sites are within 50 yards of parking. There is one small parking area at that corner of the campground that is for the exclusive use of tent campers. If you go to Google Earth it will take you to Dunes Beach... More
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Harold R
23 February 2016|
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Response from Kbrat25 | Reviewed this property |
All of them are, you just have to keep them on the leash.
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