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Pomponio State Beach

Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Type: Beaches
Description: Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
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Fremont, California
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1,151 reviews 1,151 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Healdsburg, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great beach to take your dog but it gets crowded, especially over a holiday weekend so I recommend going in the morning. The pay to park is confusing; I ended up paying $10 for the entire day when we only wanted to pay for 2 hours! You still have idiots who just let their dogs run around and run up... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had been traveling the PCH for a week. We ended at Pomponio State Beach. We walked the beach for at least a couple of hours (going both south and north). At one point I told my husband I have just run out of words to describe this and all that we have seen. As we thought we were taking... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I was driving two of my granddaughters to Half Moon Bay, after visiting San Mateo County Memorial Park. We saw the sign for Pomponio State Beach and decided to stop for a while. My two granddaughters spent over an hour alternately wading in and fleeing from the surf while I strolled along the beach admiring the view. We watched surfers... More

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Ajax, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Visited at sunrise. Lot's of shore birds & marine life on the beach at low tide. Good facilities.

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