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Pomponio State Beach

Address: Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 800-444-7275
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Ranked #9 of 32 Activities in Half Moon Bay
Owner description: Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
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Owner description: Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

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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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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17 reviews 17 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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