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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Loved just standing on the hallowed ground of surfers, particularly enjoyed the oppportunity to lay a shell on the memorial to John Woo. Sorry it was foggy that day but still spectacular. Make sure that you stop at the Maverick Surf Shop for a tee shirt and nostalgia!

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the nicest beaches in California. There is an amazing view of the waves, a nice beach to walk on and a sheltered side to kayak or swim. This is a great place to take some amazing pictures.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I can't believe people surf here. The water is cold, it's rocky, the waves are MONSTROUS! I have nothing but respect for those surfers who do. Coming here was like standing on sacred ground. I loved it.

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Lodi
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I lived in Half Moon Bay before Jeff Clark and the Mavericks were famous. I'm always in awe of how big and beautiful the waves are. Just a great place to be!

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I have lived in the Bay Area for over 15 years and I just visited Mavericks for the first time today. I always thought it was a long walk out to the beach. It isn't. Parking is a challenge but even if you walk on the road it doesn't take long to get to the beach. It's a great place... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Great day trip drive along the scenic highway 101 from San Francisco with awesome view and hike to the point. View of Half Moon Bay along the walk is just beautiful. Don't forget to stop at Jeff Clark's Mavericks Surf shop and watch some of the awesome footage of the huge surf. There are a lot of restaurants along the... More 

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