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Address: Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 800-444-7275
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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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Nice beach

It is definitely a nice clean beach. Not that many people there. It was nice to be able to sit back and relax without being on top of each other.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Rancho Cordova, California
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Rancho Cordova, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is definitely a nice clean beach. Not that many people there. It was nice to be able to sit back and relax without being on top of each other.

Thank phxangelfire721
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Peaceful relaxing time just watching the waves come in. Close enought to half moon bay to check out local eateries and get back to the beach. Nice clean beach.

Thank lori b
Prague, Czech Republic
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Pomponio State Beach is a simple beach. Simply beautiful and not usually too crowded or cluttered. The Yelp Reviews give a more opinionated description, but it is located not far from San Gregorio beach and the San Gregorio County Store which has live music as well as food and a unique collection of bumper stickers and other things you might... More 

Thank lakitalki
Danville, California
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135 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's a beach, not particularly attractive, but lots of sand and surf (no swimming - it's cold and rough). This may be a jaded viewpoint but I like beaches w trees, or at least something to love in the view

Thank Callbob1
United Kingdom
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1,346 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A nice bit of beach when exploring Half Moon Bay just off Highway One as we were heading up to San Francisco. Its very scenic and it was just a shame we only had a brief stopover.

Thank PrestonGuild
Mantorville, Minnesota
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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!

Thank rmpeterson2
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151 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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!

Thank Izzy3000
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!

Thank gotoborabora
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 2, 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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