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Half Moon Bay State Beach

Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 916-653-6995
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“state park” (16 reviews)
“parking fee” (11 reviews)
Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 916-653-6995
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time I'm in the area, I walk along the beach trail. It goes for quite a way and is easily traversed. Bikers use the trail, dogs are walked along the trail, children and elder people enjoy walking along gazing at the ocean and taking...More

Thank tetonswyo
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a brief walk along the beach while visiting Half Moon Bay recently. Always good to walk on a beach; the Monday morning assortment of people made this walk even more entertaining, with dog people and bird watchers and just plain walkers. It was...More

Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great views!! Water it's beautiful but not swimmable this time of the year. Water was cold, strong waves but it's a but see.

Thank CraignIvette
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our dogs down to the beach and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon with spectacular views. The tide was in so the beach wasn't as big as it could have been, but a beautiful place.

Thank Str8Review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice for walking and taking in the sights and sounds, Parking - the machine was broken so we got free parking!

Thank nancyesca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jaw dropping, overwhelming, breathtaking, amazing, eye popping ..you can say anything you wnat to say but words wont do justice to its beauty.The place is best experience when seen in person. So come here already and if you have the means then book yourelf a...More

Thank l_neveph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was a sunny mild day inland out near the ocean it was a lot cooler due to cold winds. Very nice sand and clean shorline. Fun watching the surf kites! Very nice bathrooms too.

Thank JGluvsMexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place to camp at the ocean's edge. Have to make reservations 6 months in advance. RV with plug ins the way to go! Kid and dog friendly. Fishing opportunity for some surf perch. Lots of trails and hiking opportunities. Look out you RV window...More

Thank Erica P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to HMB after SF was a must. Leaving the buzzy city for a piece of the Ocean and a very cozy little town of HMB was awesome. The State Beach requires a hefty day fee to park, but it is worth it for the...More

Thank Florian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. This is so beautiful. I love the rocks and the beach and the ocean views. The sunset last night was gorgeous. Great little shops and restaurants and the people are very friendly.

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Lyssa I
Hi there, Has anyone stayed at the hike-in campsites? Are they first come first served? How far away from the parking area are they? Thanks!
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
Harold R
Where are the dog friendly beaches
24 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.
Garima S
Do we have to make prior reservation before visit to half moon bay beach?
27 January 2015|
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Response from Badq45t | Reviewed this property |
Depends on when you want to visit. It gets sold out quickly around summer and also during the Pumpkin Festival. Other times your easy to get in whenever you want.