Your first view of Half Moon Bay from the top of the hill tells you right away that you're somewhere special. The beach is just stunning, beautiful colour, nice wave action, isolated, greenery all around.
If you want a less "wave-y" area to swim, head left from the parking lot. At first you will think that you're going to be alone, but as you walk along, you'll notice that there are people hiding under the trees in the shade.
There are no services here, so bring anything you need. There is a little resto though up the road from the parking lot.
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