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Half Moon Bay State Beach

Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
(650) 726-8819
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US$399.00*
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Monterey Bay Coastal Day Trip from San Francisco with Driver and Transportation
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Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking fee” (14 reviews)
“state beach” (21 reviews)
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Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
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(650) 726-8819
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"parking fee"
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"state beach"
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"watch the sunset"
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"picnic tables"
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"pacific coast"
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"the cliff"
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have been to the US four times and each time I have stayed in or visited Half Moon Bay. This has got to be my favourite holiday destination and if I could I would live here. It has beautiful coastline, a lovely town and...More

Thank Cescazanni
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

It doesn't matter where you are in California, north or south there is a beach for everyone's pleasure and the Half Moon Bay State beach is just the ticket for walks, listening to the waves crashing in and enjoying the beauty of nature. There are...More

Thank cszostak
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautiful place. Everything you hope for and then some! The drive along the coast is something I will never forget.

Thank Ropiyas
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

The views here are gorgeous. It's also very peaceful and not crowded (at least when we were there in October). Baby gulls were playing on the beach!

Thank MJCOHR
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

A place to bring your dog for play and exercise while walking the beach type area. Playing, walking or just relaxing this is the place to do it. Sail, boating or just watching it's breath taking. Enjoy your day.

Thank tlmllm
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great place to stay in the area if you camp. The location is tops. The facilities are state beach type facilities. They have rangers and everything. No Bears! There is a lot of coastal trail traffic. Use the picnic tables for lunch!

Thank jjtravels2015
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We initially experienced this beach as part of a trail ride from a nearby riding stable. We returned to the beach afterward because it was an amazing, scenic edge-of-the-world kind of place. The dunes rose 25 feet above the beach, giving an isolated quality to...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The dates on Trip Advisor don't offer the option for August 1997 but I remember this so well because my 2nd husband (now deceased) proposed to me and this was where we stayed after the proposal. We enjoyed our stay and since we divorced five...More

Thank Terri D
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

While going to Mother's Home we stopped to this Half moon bay and my children were absolutely happy and enthusiastic! they had such a great time and I enjoyed spending time in a beach like that

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Horse rentals close by. Nice flat beach for walking. Easy access from highway to park. Large beach area for relaxing /picnic.

Thank coopsmom0357
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foundatwin
1 September 2017|
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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
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Lyssa I
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
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Harold R
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.
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