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Address: West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Description: Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.

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Romantic, fun and beautiful

Half Moon Bay is just a lovely seaside town and the locals are very nice, knowledgeable, fun loving and wonderful to talk to. Some GREAT restaurants for good food and views too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Half Moon Bay is just a lovely seaside town and the locals are very nice, knowledgeable, fun loving and wonderful to talk to. Some GREAT restaurants for good food and views too, including Half Moon Bay Brewery, Flavor with great food, and surf style atmosphere, the ever-funky and local attraction of Cameron's Pub, of course the views, service and atmosphere... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I walked the trail above the ocean and came up on Mavericks from high above, it was spectacular.. You could feel the energy and imagine giant waves breaking and legendary surfers risking it all to surf this water. A must see if you have any interest in surfing, and even if you don't.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Waves were pretty calm when we visited, but it was fun to go back into Mavericks and explore! Lots of Crabs and Snails!

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Mavericks worldwide surf exposition is held annually at this half moon bay surf spot when the giants come rolling in. Surf dependent of course.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We always come out here when we're in town. There are nice tidal pools, some unique shells, and you get to look out at the waves where the "big boys" surf. It is slightly tricky to find. One of those you can see where you want to go but there's not really any signage. It's right below the Naval Station,... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We surf fished here for over thirty years with great success, but don't try it now. It's not allowed. Nice at sunset! You can watch the surfers, when it's not too foggy. You can walk up the road to the dish, then down the hill to the beach. Make sure you use the parking lot. Don't attempt to park on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Iconic waves. Interesting beach combing everything from crabs..shells and fish skeletons lol but soooo. Cool

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Cocoa Beach,Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is an awesome surf spot for pros and we went hoping there was a swell breaking but it was flat . It is still a beautiful natural area to explore and see. There is some walking on rough surfaces so take that into consideration. The ocean and coast views are wonderful.

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Amazing place to sit still and look into tide pools. When you slow down, you see so much life going on! Crabs and fish and anemones - we even saw an octopus!!

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The staff and setting were nice, I love the sunset here too. The main entrance might need a little brush up or more decorations to make it more welcoming/inviting since the venue is tucked a little in the corner.

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Address: Address: West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay

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