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Pelican Point Beach

Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Photo hog's paradise of the San Mateo coast. Cute, quaint seaside cottages.

Right of Highway 1, Pelican Point is a photographers dream come true with a number of great... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Paul S
Wrong Place

All these reviews that mention a lighthouse do not belong here, they are for Pigeon Point, not... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
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Scenic beach on Half Moon Bay that features RV sites with hookups and tent sites.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“light house” (6 reviews)
“taking photos” (2 reviews)
“lighthouse” (13 reviews)
Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

Right of Highway 1, Pelican Point is a photographers dream come true with a number of great interest points including the rugged coast of San Mateo County, a lighthouse dating back to the 1800's and some of the oldest Monterey Pines on the coast. Bring...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 December 2017

All these reviews that mention a lighthouse do not belong here, they are for Pigeon Point, not Pelican Point. There's no lighthouse in Pelican Point Beach-

1  Thank Churrasco
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to relax, taking photos and take a break during the road trip in the 1 highway from Santa Cruz to SF

1  Thank 承駿 吳
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The right spot to plan short driving break. All is close, history is laid out straight and simple. Look at the water, the beaches, the rocks ... then turn around and view risen slopes. Imagine hills filled with trees, cattle grazing in pastoral grasses along...More

Thank Casual_Joe
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Has great views as is generally the case with many coastal portions of Half Moon Bay. Worth the visit if you're already along the coast.

1  Thank Brix510
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Half Moon Bay and drove the Pacific Coast Highway. Glad we stopped here to see the light house grounds and learned a little history. The views are amazing!!!

Thank kang952
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Seeing the lighthouse from the highway just tells you to turn and visit. Parking no problem on our visit. A short walk to the cliff side and a bench to sit and relax. The view of the lighthouse and rough shoreline is indescribable. Such beauty...More

Thank bnsf1955
Reviewed 8 October 2016

what lighthouse isnt worth the visit to see these beautiful monoliths looking out to the ocean,beautiful views down the coast where i manages to see several seals,its a shame the lighthouse is at the moment been restored and looks like it will take a few...More

Thank ahmad d
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The lighthouse and grounds are very well kept and a beautiful setting and views. There was docent there dressed as an old light-houseman telling stories of the history of the lighthouse. It was there during the civil war and soldiers from the south tried to...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The strangest thing is that we stopped at this beach specifically based on Trip Advisor reviews-- but we couldn't find the lighthouse at all. We ended up wandering around the paths that line the golf course and sat in the adirondack chairs outside of the...More

8  Thank Keelia M
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