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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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Beautiful Beach

Kids and dog had a great time playing in the water love the area. Was a short drive from pet friendly motel, was close to food and fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Kids and dog had a great time playing in the water love the area. Was a short drive from pet friendly motel, was close to food and fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Excellent place to have great food, and the view is amazing! Great food, good ambiance, and tasty food. They have an indoor and outdoor area to choose from, we chose to sit indoors, as it was a warm day. Great food, and the service is amazing, go call ahead as this place get busy, and fast.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was able to attend the Titan of Mavericks paddleout ceremony last October. It was a just a few blocks from where we stayed. We probably will never get to see the contest but love the area. It was good to be a part of the small group that attended. They even invited local teens to actually paddle out in... More 

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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