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Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 726-8819
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice romantic walk along the Beach. Spectacular views, enjoyed the cliff view as well. Good for couples, pets, children.

Thank EveM4u
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extremely windy trails! This coastal trail is quite boring; however, you can bike , walk or horseback. Minus the windchill factor, this is an even and easy trail. Parking is $10 but there are other street parking option. Campsite and RV hookup are available but...More

Thank hathanhh2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really shows you why it is called half moon bay. The beach stretches for miles and the curve is very obvious. Plenty of parking and great views up and down the coast. A good place for a picnic lunch and watch the pelicans flying...More

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large parking lot, beautiful rest rooms. The beach is beautiful and quite large. There is a wonderful walkway that goes for miles paralleling Highway 1.

Thank SleeplessInManhatten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a photo shoot. Beautiful sea cliffs and the wondrous Ritz Carlton in the backdrop. Nice trial leading up to the Beach. There are other surrounding beaches that might be prettier but the nice thing is that their nearby. Look at a map...More

Thank Venture802285
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places i have ever been to. It was very cold though and we had to bundle up with quite a few layers. But the overall vibe of the place was unmatched

Thank Anusree L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park as great parking and good facilities... and the beach is very nice. You can take a very long walk as it goes for miles.

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Too cold to go in the ocean but makes for a romantic setting. Short walk from the hotel grounds. Very dog friendly

Thank socaltraveller18
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We have the beaches almost to ourselves. It is old. Love the hiking tail along the coastline. Easy for the little one and you stop from time to time to check out the beach.

Thank Dayi Z
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

My soul soars at the beach so I head toward the ocean whenever I’m close to it. The wind, smells, sound of the surf and seagulls and vastness of the water remind me of God’s majesty and the earth’s beauty. This beach was no exception,...More

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August 27, 2018|
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Response from thaparraman | Reviewed this property |
No free parking near the beach.But plenty of free road side parking available -depending on time of day. Daytime lot of parking available on roadside along the houses.
July 28, 2018|
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Response from Kimical65 | Reviewed this property |
No it’s just a hotel. Nothing fancy. Not a spa
August 31, 2017|
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