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My favorite beach

Never very crowded. You can walk up to San Gregorio beach, about two miles away. Just you and the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2014
Peter G
Mariposa, CA
Nice beach with easy access

This beach is very nice and easy to get to. It is about 15 miles south of 92 and 1 in Half Moon... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2014
San Jose, CA
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Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 800-444-7275
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Never very crowded. You can walk up to San Gregorio beach, about two miles away. Just you and the birds and a very few other scattered human beings.

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This beach is very nice and easy to get to. It is about 15 miles south of 92 and 1 in Half Moon Bay. Parking is $8 and bring exact change. There are bathrooms in the parking lot, but I was told to avoid them.

3  Thank RamKunda
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Came upon this beach while cruising south on the PCH from the Bay Area. Very easy access, quiet, uncrowded, and unspoiled. Peaceful and windy and perfect for a meditative walk with a loved one or alone. A storm was brewing which made it even lovelier....More

6  Thank ReillyClan
Reviewed 16 February 2014

It had been a while since my last visit to Pomponio State Beach, but it was more beautiful than I had remembered. The sand was supersaturated several yards in from the surf, and reflected the sunset and silhouettes of my children playing - let's just...More

2  Thank ShanAnd
Reviewed 20 December 2013

good spot to stop for sure if you like nature its not southern California but a great scenic spot to visit plan a few hours and take photos

Thank k123-foodie
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great beach to take your dog but it gets crowded, especially over a holiday weekend so I recommend going in the morning. The pay to park is confusing; I ended up paying $10 for the entire day when we only wanted to pay for 2...More

Thank Kristin K
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had been traveling the PCH for a week. We ended at Pomponio State Beach. We walked the beach for at least a couple of hours (going both south and north). At one point I told my husband I have just run out of words...More

Thank Titans-Girl-1999
Reviewed 7 July 2012

I was driving two of my granddaughters to Half Moon Bay, after visiting San Mateo County Memorial Park. We saw the sign for Pomponio State Beach and decided to stop for a while. My two granddaughters spent over an hour alternately wading in and fleeing...More

2  Thank PerfectTommy
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Visited at sunrise. Lot's of shore birds & marine life on the beach at low tide. Good facilities.

Thank ALSto
Reviewed 24 June 2009

All down the coast it is one state beach after another eaxch with surfers and with amazing views and in some cases amazing cliffs. Definitely a relaxing drive.

Thank Stevied888
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