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Poplar Beach

Poplar Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8819
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Dogs Play

We pulled into many beaches before we finally found this PET FRIENDLY beach. It was wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diamond Springs, California
We're locals and this is our go-to beach

Highly recommend you check this out if visiting Half Moon Bay- Just turn toward the ocean on Poplar... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James M
San Francisco, CA
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Poplar Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8819
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We pulled into many beaches before we finally found this PET FRIENDLY beach. It was wonderful!! Great parking with bathrooms. It cost $10 to park but we felt it was worth it. The beach went forever and there were so many dogs playing. It was...More

Thank Lynn5065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommend you check this out if visiting Half Moon Bay- Just turn toward the ocean on Poplar Ave and drive to the end. We love it because it is scenic, with the cliffs ( the walk down is not too bad but a bit...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beach! Worth the visit :) Plenty of coastline to share with the people, pups and horses. Relaxing!

Thank TravelinBear805
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Make sure to have leashes for your dogs (this is an on leash beach, but with plenty of well behaved off/on leash pups and horses). This is a big beautiful beach, lots of shells, sea glass and room to run (humans and dogs).

Thank lisanichols20
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The pictures of this beach show three horses in the morning, and no one else on the beach. Just imagine what happens when the horses have been there all day, the beach fills up with people, and the weather gets warm. Definitely not a good...More

Thank chaiken
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Beautiful, clean and great for people and dogs. Had a great two days visiting this beach and would go back soon. Parking available.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 27 May 2017

if you're coming to the beach for cotton candy, popcorn, corn dogs, this is not for you, No thrill rides just some good old sand and some waves. That's what I love about this beach and most others in Half Moon Bay it's just about...More

Thank mdauth58
Reviewed 24 July 2016

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 shore turning, spouting tall plumes of water, and...More

1  Thank jmmyers2015
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank SStichter
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Great horse riding beach, with easy in/out horse trailer parking. So great for a no-hassle beach ride. Great for dogs too.

Thank Howie J
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8 November 2015|
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Response from Joseph N | Reviewed this property |
No the path is not elderly friendly and the beach closes at sunset I believe.