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Poplar Beach

Poplar Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
650-726-8819
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Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in Half Moon Bay
Type: Beaches
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very nice beach with beautiful views of HMB and the coast; Easy access but have to pay to park and walk down a steep incline to get to the beach; Horses also use the beach.

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Sunnyvale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We love this beach and like taking our dog for walk. It's never very crowded which makes for relaxing stroll.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Poplar beach is a great place to enjoy Pacific crashing onto the beach as well as do some hiking. The trails around the beach are well put together and lead to nice, quiet areas. The whole area is very beautiful and rugged.

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Foster City, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

One of many stopping off points to enjoy the Half Moon Bay beaches. Beach itself (down steep slope) is lovely as are the cliffs and the views. Fields of wildflowers on top at times. Lots of walkers and bikers along the coastal trail and can get busy at times, but the beach itself is quite ample in terms of room,... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

just make sure you pay for the parking - but it is an underused and beautiful beach. Take the coastside trail (above) to the south and it is amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Riding a horse down the beach sounds very romantic, but for other people enjoying the beach it can be quite gross. The minute you try to get down there on a slope dirt hill there's horse poop. And I slipped and fell down twice. On the beach there were no horses in sight, just tons and TONS of big hunks... More

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Martinez, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Nice parking lot which you need to feed the meters. Benches along the cliff if one does not want to feel sand in their toes. Easy access to nice sand beach. Porta potties (or Peet's coffee is a few miles up the highway).

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Cupertino, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
30 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

PROS: (1) Dog friendly (2) Scenic, windswept beach (3) Pleasant trail along the cliff CONS: (1) Metered parking (2) Very windy (3) Loads of horse poop

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The beach was pretty! It's sandy, but there are quite a few rocks/shells to find. Lots of horses ride along it. Not a swimming beach, just a "Wow!" beach.

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Soulsbyville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

A little difficult to get down to the beach, Steep downhill, but very clean. Have to pay for parking

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