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Mavericks

West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Type: Beaches
Description: Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our 11 yr old wanted to see Mavericks and was very happy that he had the opportunity. There was not a swell on the day he went but he was thrilled to see the famous spot in person.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Got a few t shirts and sweatshirt. Good price and sweatshirt is really cozy. Right by the docks so we took a walk there also

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The town has a lot going for it, good location, nice weather, interesting downtown, good walks, beaches and decent restaurants. What more could you ask for. Really good choice rather than stay in one of the big cities. Glad we came.

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Right by the harbor, great to eat outdoors. Heat lamp, firepit, and clear poly walls to block the breeze. Really liked the calamari and bread bowl chowder. Dungenous crab roll was just ok. The slaw seasoning overpowered the crab. Will def go there again.

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Fremont, California
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737 reviews 737 reviews
374 attraction reviews
700 helpful votes 700 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Mavericks is known for its amazing waves and the yearly Mavericks Surf Contest. To get to Mavericks you need to take a short hike from a parking area to see the beach. Some days waves are just like at any other beach; on other days (especially in the winter) the beach has world famous large waves which world class surfers... More

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Redwood City, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We usually spend a little time here whenever we are on the coast. Nice surf over the rocks where the Mavericks are held and the walk up is adjacent to marshlands with waterfowl. This is used as a dog run, and the dogs seem to love it here.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

So there are not many signs for this part of Mavericks. Follow the GPS and takes you to a little overflow parking lot. You walk down this dirt trail until you reach the beach and follow the others walking around. It was very small waves when we visited as I imagine in the winter the waves are huge. Was a... More

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Denver Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A nice hike is needed to reach Mavericks. The waves were big and the ocean beautiful. Mavericks is known for its waves. If you just starting go to Pacifica.

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Modesto, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We parked west of the airport and hiked to the overlook. The climb is quite steep (for 67 year olds), but excellent exercise, as it isn't too long. The view is very impressive (just North of the Naval Station's mushroom tower), even when the wind blows 40 MPH and it is overcast and spitting mist. The trail gives you the... More

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

So this is where the big surf contest takes place every year, but you will not really be able to see a whole lot. Find your way to the parking lot and then walk the 1/4 mile down to see the beach. On some days when the tide is down you can walk to the Fitzgerald reserve from there, but... More

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