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Poplar Beach

Poplar Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
650-726-8819
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Half Moon Bay
Type: Beaches
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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Foster City, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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Singapore, Singapore
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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

We visited Poplar Beach instead of Half Moon Bay State Beach, and it was a breath-taking sight! :) But it was a cold day, so my husband and I weren't able to complete the whole beach.. still, it's a lovely place for photos!

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

My kids call this place - "the horse poop beach" - and for a reason. Wear shoes on your way down to the beach, but if you walk a bit you'll soon be away from any crowds. Very pretty beach, but the water is not good for smaller kids to wade in due to the strong currents & powerful waves.... More

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San Jose, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

i had the pleasure of being in close prox to Half Moon Bay... and love going there by myself a few times. this time i took my dog and were, somewhat turned away form the beach, yet was given an alternate because i had my dog with me this time. great beach for taking your dog and having the opportunity... More

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