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Address: Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 800-444-7275
Description: Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo...
Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
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Great cliffs and hiking

We loved stopping at this beach. The hiking was fun and we loved the cliffs and beach. Make this spot a stopping point as you drive down Highway 1. It's worth the time -- make... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Mantorville, Minnesota
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Mantorville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We loved stopping at this beach. The hiking was fun and we loved the cliffs and beach. Make this spot a stopping point as you drive down Highway 1. It's worth the time -- make some memories there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This beach is the perfect place to take a walk and explore. It wasn't very crowded and there was good access to the shore. It's definitely worth a stop!

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is such a beautiful scenic beach. Just pull over and enjoy on your way to Duartes restaurant in Pescadero for famous soup!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

This is an awesome beach in Halfmoon bay!!! One of my favorites!!! Beautiful views, miles of beautiful sandy beach. This beach also has a few caves, cool exploring!

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Pomponio State Beach in Half Moon Bay is a very pretty place to sit and watch the ocean. its also a good place to watch the birds. There is a small lagoon. We have a state park pass (yearly) so for us we use that to pay our small parking fee.

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Mariposa, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Never very crowded. You can walk up to San Gregorio beach, about two miles away. Just you and the birds and a very few other scattered human beings.

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This beach is very nice and easy to get to. It is about 15 miles south of 92 and 1 in Half Moon Bay. Parking is $8 and bring exact change. There are bathrooms in the parking lot, but I was told to avoid them.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Came upon this beach while cruising south on the PCH from the Bay Area. Very easy access, quiet, uncrowded, and unspoiled. Peaceful and windy and perfect for a meditative walk with a loved one or alone. A storm was brewing which made it even lovelier. We walked and scouted sea glass and found several nice pieces. This is perfect for... More 

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Delhi, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

It had been a while since my last visit to Pomponio State Beach, but it was more beautiful than I had remembered. The sand was supersaturated several yards in from the surf, and reflected the sunset and silhouettes of my children playing - let's just say, amazing photo ops. The tall, sandstone cliffs and misty horizon provided a picturesque afternoon... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

good spot to stop for sure if you like nature its not southern California but a great scenic spot to visit plan a few hours and take photos

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Address: Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 800-444-7275
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Half Moon Bay

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