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Address: Kelly Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
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+1 650-726-8819

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Gorgeous Northern California Beach

This is a premier place along the rugged California Coast. The State Beach has a day use area with picnic tables and nice campground right on the bluff overlooking the ocean... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Jeff R
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a premier place along the rugged California Coast. The State Beach has a day use area with picnic tables and nice campground right on the bluff overlooking the ocean. Plenty of parking, helpful ranger staff, clean restrooms, accessible. The coast trail is paved and flat and follows the beach for several miles north and south. You can also... More 

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

Very nice beach area. Good stop for families with kids. Gorgeous views of the ocean and incredible sunsets. I would recommend a stop.

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Thank Brin651
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Relaxing place to spend the day. Very clean and beautiful views. Further north you may be able to see whales feeding. Biking and horse trails nearby. Many campgrounds for tents, rvs available. Weather on the cooler side with fog in the am and comes in quickly. Bathrooms nearby, picnic benches and state park rangers at parking lot.

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Thank Tammy Y
Charlotte
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We started our hike here. The attendant at the entrance was very helpful. Had a map and pointed us in the right direction.

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Thank Patricia B
Truckee, California
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446 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

There is a $10 parking fee, lots of table and great ocean views with easy beach access. Restrooms available and crowded on weekends, especially sunny ones. Lots of trash left behind by visitors-Too bad. You can park a few blocks away in a neighborhood for free. There is also the coastal trail along the bluff for several miles, which is... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Used to camp there, with my sister, brings back beautiful memories, camp is very nice clean and quiet.

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Thank 128ellie
california
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

It was cold and windy, but the beauty made up for it. When it rained, we stayed inside the motorhome and still could see the waves and beauty around us.

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Thank betiboop
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is my absolute favorite beach in Norhtern California. I love the fact you can avoid a parking fee by just parking on the street. I love the seclusion I get with the beach and cliffs. I love that no matter what time of day or time of year it's never too crowded. I don't go in the water so... More 

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Thank Nikki C
Redwood City, California
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161 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

This is one of the better beaches along the coast,,Easy access and plenty of room for everyone, Picnic tables up on top overlooking the water, Great place to walk along the edge of the water,

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Half Moon Bay, California
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Definitely the main beach of Half Moon Bay. Great camping, great views, and directly connected to the Coast-side Trail (7 miles total length of paved or mostly paved walking and biking trails - oceanfront). Beautiful views, very clean, very safe, very fun.

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