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Francis Beach

Kelly Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
650-726-8819
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Half Moon Bay
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- Jan 5, 2014
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Redwood City, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is one of the better beaches along the coast,,Easy access and plenty of room for everyone, Picnic tables up on top overlooking the water, Great place to walk along the edge of the water,

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Half Moon Bay, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Definitely the main beach of Half Moon Bay. Great camping, great views, and directly connected to the Coast-side Trail (7 miles total length of paved or mostly paved walking and biking trails - oceanfront). Beautiful views, very clean, very safe, very fun.

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Calgary, Alberta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We've been camping here off and on for over 6 years, and the facilities are clean (hot showers, flush toilets) and serviced daily. The beach is just over the rise, and the ocean breeze makes for a cool (if not cold) night's camping. There are dog-friendly beaches just south of the facility, so a short walk lets you let doggie... More

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Redwood City, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

IF you want to a good beach to picnic or just take a nice walk on,,this is it,ENJOY

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Petaluma, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Francis Beach, Half Moon Bay, is the only camping on Hwy. 1 in the area; ignore the tent on your map near here..there's none. (Some State parks nearby, but availability is iffy with the state's economic situation). The beach is near downtown Half Moon Bay, so you can get groceries, eat out, etc. Try to book early.

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