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“A gorgeous place to enjoy the sunset!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pomponio State Beach

Pomponio State Beach
Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
800-444-7275
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Owner description: Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
Delhi, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“A gorgeous place to enjoy the sunset!”
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 at the beach. Highly recommend if you're near half moon bay.

Visited January 2014
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387 reviews 387 reviews
115 attraction reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
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“great nature”
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

Visited May 2013
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Healdsburg, California
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great beach”
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 to anyone and their dogs. Why people think this is OK is beyond me! There are a ton of dogs so if you don't like dogs, drive south a few miles to the beaches that do not allow pets.

Visited September 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“The perfect end to our PCH trip”
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 a last look, whales showed up and we stayed at least another half hour watching them play and swim north.

Visited May 2013
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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“Beautiful Roadside Stop”
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 off-shore and some egrets beside a large tidal pool. Our visit was a relaxing break from the drive and worth the admission fee.

Visited August 2011
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