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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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!

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69 attraction reviews
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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1,475 helpful votes 1,475 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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388 reviews 388 reviews
115 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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