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Address: Kelly Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 650-726-8819
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10 out of 10

This is my absolute favorite beach in Norhtern California. I love the fact you can avoid a parking fee by just parking on the street. I love the seclusion I get with the beach and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Nikki C
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is my absolute favorite beach in Norhtern California. I love the fact you can avoid a parking fee by just parking on the street. I love the seclusion I get with the beach and cliffs. I love that no matter what time of day or time of year it's never too crowded. I don't go in the water so... More 

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Redwood City, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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,

3 Thank barbara b
Half Moon Bay, California
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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.

5 Thank alex_fielding
Calgary, Alberta
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

3 Thank Hockeyrink
Redwood City, California
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82 reviews
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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

3 Thank barbaralee57
Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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.

6 Thank CalandriaWoC

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