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Coastside Trail

Address: Mirada Road off Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 650 726 8297
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Ranked #4 of 32 Activities in Half Moon Bay
Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Being from Hawaii, the water is freezing cold!!! I did see people surfing in wet suits. But the water is below 50 degrees and very grey, not appealing to me.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited the trail based on it's TripAdvisor rating. Sadly, We were a little let down. I actually questioned whether we were in the right spot until we found the closed bridge others have talked about. Having spent the prior day in a park in Carmel we may have had our expectations sat too high. This trail seemed mostly flat... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I wrote a previous review titled "One of Half Moon Bay's Best Kept Secrets!" which is still true, but with explanations. The long bridge that looks so beautiful in the photos is rusted out and collapsed and unsafe at one end. It will be closed until a new bridge can be planned and funded, which unfortunately will take a long... More 

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Naples, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

you can park on the residential street otherwise it's $10. I went to go bird watching and to walk on the beach. Lovely beach.

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Tulare, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was peaceful and a beautiful walk, great little coves and met some really nice people on the trail

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Half Moon Bay, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The coastside trail is a treat whether you walk or ride a bike. Bluffs and beach, the smell of the ocean...breaking waves. It goes on for miles and so can you.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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270 reviews 270 reviews
53 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We walked for several miles along the trail, but got fairly bored with the views after several miles.There was no stunning scenery just miles of beach one side and flat dune like sandy grass on the other with a tarmacadam walkway along a large part, used by walkers and cyclists.

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OKC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Sadly the bridge is out on one end of the trail, and reconnecting is challenging, but running early in the morning, or walking late in the evening was one of the pleasures of our trip.

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Richmond,ky
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We love to see and walk on the beach. We went to pebble beach which is not sand beach but rocky beach and it was pretty to see ocean.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Good walk near coastal area. But nothing special. I visited this place after couple of beaches so haven't found excited.

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