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“Beautiful Location but no hook-ups for RVs” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Half Moon Bay State Beach

Half Moon Bay State Beach
Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
916 653 6995
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Surfing
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Owner description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
Santa Ana, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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“Beautiful Location but no hook-ups for RVs”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

You really can't beat the location for this State Beach/RV Park. It is right on the beach and there are plenty of picturesque walking trails. That said, there are still many draw backs to camping at this location. The RV park allows dogs, but you cannot walk your dog on the beach. The RV park itself is very much "parking lot" style, with only a small grass strip between each site which has a table and a fire pit. There are no hook ups for the RVs (no electricity, no water) and you can only run a generator for power between 10am-8pm - which tend to be the hours no one is at the RV. We usually travel here with a large family group and multiple cars.and we split the group between the RV site and a nearby hotel. The plus side to this location is that it will accommodate up to 8 per site (others is only 6), the down side is that there is not much overflow parking for the camping area (there is a large beach parking lot - but it closes at sunset). They do have a sanitation dump on site, which is convenient, and we heard from a "regular" that they will be adding electricity hook ups next year. We would be happy to pay more for a site here if hookups were offered.

Visited November 2012
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Half Moon Bay, California
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“Beautiful any day, any time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Weather it's foggy, raining or sunny, this beach always offers a place of peace and refuge. Enjoy the view during the sunset or the sunrise....:)

Visited December 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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“Pretty beach, but stay out of the water”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The water here is very pretty. A nice place to read or run with your dog. Very picturesque, especially at sunset. Like most of the beaches in NorCal... be prepared for cold wind most of the year, and stay out of the water! The water is not safe for swimming.

Visited November 2012
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Sterling, Virginia
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“great view of the sunset”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We always enjoy visiting Half Moon Bay, when in the area. The beach is nice especially in the summer. A little cold in the winter months. The sunset is worth seeing as are the surfers especially if the rogue waves are running. There are camping and restroom facilities and a charge for admission (seniors get $ 1.00 off). The ride over the mountain from San Mateo is a little unnerving and always a lot of traffic so plan on a least 1 hour each way from 280.

Visited November 2012
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Rockville, Maryland
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“Surprise Everywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

You can camp there and see the sun rise and down. You can play with the birds. You may also see the whales! The waves are big and the sound are awesome. Quiet place.

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