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

Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.

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One of the prettiest places on earth

Best time of the year to go is Spring and Autumn. Cold and wet in the winter. Foggy in the summer, which can be nice just to get away from the inland heat. Try to go at low tide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Half Moon Bay, California
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32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best time of the year to go is Spring and Autumn. Cold and wet in the winter. Foggy in the summer, which can be nice just to get away from the inland heat. Try to go at low tide so that you can see the critters in the tide pools at the far end. Always put the animals back if... More 

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Chico
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love that there is a place to park along the street that allows one to look right out on the beach. My mother was having knee troubles, so she couldn't walk on the beach, but we could park not more than 100 yards from where the waves were lapping at the shore. We left the windows down, and we... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Wnter time fantastic waves after the harbour break water. Big surfer competion when we went. Good views of the bay and harbour

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1 Thank Dominic H
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

When you look out at the ocean here & see the huge waves splashing against the rocks you marvel over the power of Mother Nature. Then you see surfers paddling out in that stuff & say, no way!!! It's unbelievable!

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Thank debsheahoran
Sacramento
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115 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The bluffs give an amazing view from the south coast all the way to the Farallon Islands. Below is a seal colony. Of course the waves and surfers are a given.

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1 Thank 1000Gr8adventures
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

a nice easy walk along the bay to the Maverics. A paradise for the dog lovers. when the tide is low the tidepools are a treat. look in the news for the surfing competition. it is pretty special to see world class surfers taking on 20 ft waves...

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Davis, California
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Since a bunch of folks were washed off the beach one year....they have been keeping everyone off the beach and have set up big screens to show what's happening just offshore. Not the same. Can't see much from land but still a big party and a lot of fun at the harbor. Great to see at least once. Visit the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Happened to be in town for a big swell and made my way to Mavericks. You have to climb up a steep gravelly cliff to be able to see the waves...dangerous for those not fleet footed. Nice walk to the point at ground level, but really needs steps and a viewing platform for an such an Iconic surfing location.

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Bend, Oregon
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This feels like a trip back in time. A blend of people...some at work...some at play and some at home. There is a shared feeling to the spaces and a casual comfort everywhere.

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California
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94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed @The Oceano hotel just north of Half Moon Bay. Walked the trail to Mavericks Surf Spot, and to other local establishments. Pretty quiet during our stay.

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