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Coastside Trail

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Address: Mirada Road off Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 650 726 8297
Description: Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six...
Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
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Beautiful ocean walks

You can walk as much or as little as you choose. Stop for a cocktail, coffee, or a meal, or just keep walking, running, biking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You can walk as much or as little as you choose. Stop for a cocktail, coffee, or a meal, or just keep walking, running, biking.

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Saratoga, CA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

THis might have been a bit much if the sun was out in full force, but on a slighly over cast day it is an amazingly enjoyable stroll to take in sea life.

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West Menlo Park, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great trail, although a bridge has been out for many months so one cannot go as long as one might want to walk. Great views and bathrooms along the way. We like to do this before having a good lunch at the beach.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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33 reviews 33 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
21 helpful votes 21 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
56 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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