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Address: Highway One, San Gregorio, CA
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+1 800-444-7275

Beach on Half Moon Bay is a popular spot for surf fishing and whale...

Beach on Half Moon Bay is a popular spot for surf fishing and whale watching along the bluffs to the north.

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Beautiful Ocean Views

Drove down to this beach during our weekend getaway a couple weeks ago and had a wonderful time walking in the sand and listening to the waves. This beach also has a river or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Drove down to this beach during our weekend getaway a couple weeks ago and had a wonderful time walking in the sand and listening to the waves. This beach also has a river or creek to some that runs into the sea which adds that extra beauty. Although parking is on the honor system there wasn't any place to drop... More 

Thank Holdtheair
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

we stopped here on a whim and it was definitely worth it - the views are amazing and just a short walk up the hill path leads you to a great spot for pictures. we didn't swim but i would definitely love to spend an afternoon on this beach.

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Woodinville, Washington
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355 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A nice beach area that has free parking and rest rooms. It's one of the smaller beaches so isn't as crowded. It's a beautiful view.

Thank Brin651
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Beautiful, not crowded. Caves are interesting and add to the beach's beauty. My fav beach. Bathrooms are dirty, but it's a state park. Suprised at how few people go to this beach...it's a gem!

Thank lovetotravel2202
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

A lot of these beaches along Highway 1 are very similar. Almost no one is swimming, and if they are, they're in a wetsuit. On this beach we did find Driftwood and sand dollars tests to pick up.

Thank Daytonmomma
Tampa, Florida
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579 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. It's a lovely little beach with easy parking and restrooms. It's not a huge beach and not great for laying out but nice to stretch your legs and walk around for different views.

Thank StefJax
Cathedral City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is a small, but very cozy beach in an almost secluded location. And it has the same name as my partner, so I had to give it four stars! :) Awful bathrooms, but who cares about that really...

Thank MichaelinSoCal
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684 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

You do have to pay to park here, but it's worth it. There is tons of driftwood on the beach and it's fun to create driftwood art. It's a bit difficult to get down to and the day we were there we couldn't access the main Beach due to a lagoon, but the little beach was still fun.

Thank legsbell
Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Visited San Gregario State beach during my last trip to USA. I would say the scenic beauty is great, with rocks and blue water of Pacific. A must go with friends.

Thank Abhishek327
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The view is great. It is a good place to start a walk along the shore. There is a view from both the beach and the parking lot. There are a few tables by the parking lot for grilling. There is parking fee.

Thank Sally B

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