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Thundering Coastline

This is an imposing coastline, rocky outcrops and thundering waves, a wild place. The cliffs are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
phil52_10
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Beautiful!

Beautiful beach! Such a calm and quiet place with great views and lots of wildlife to spot! Easy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ladybird172
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Pescadero Road, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's pretty and lovely enough for sand play. Not the best for playing in the water or tide pools. Super easy walking access (almost no slope) from small fee-require parking lot. Portapotties in parking lot.

Thank Emy014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an imposing coastline, rocky outcrops and thundering waves, a wild place. The cliffs are covered in very colourful vegetation and make a great photo opportunity. Feel the wind in your face and watch the ocean pounding the beach.

Thank phil52_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach! Such a calm and quiet place with great views and lots of wildlife to spot! Easy parking and quick access to the beach.

1  Thank Ladybird172
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This is one of the calmest beaches near the California Bay Area. Beautiful views, both from the nearby cliffs as well as the SandBeach. Ample of Parking available near the cliffs but a 5-10 minutes walk from the Parking to the SandBeach. No parking near...More

Thank Dhruven S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This park and overlook does not require a fee and is a lovely place to relax and watch birds and seals and listen to the ocean

Thank LMM1956
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a great coastal destination, just south of Half Moon Bay. Easy parking, quick access to the sand, water and rocks. Great for walking, exploring, and relaxing. Clean restrooms are easily accessible nearby.

Thank KarenAmma1008
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous views that will take your breath away! Be sure to visit the lovely little town of Pescadero as you travel through the area. Take lots of pictures! But slow down and take a deep breath, too. The beach can be really chilly, so...More

1  Thank happy4travel
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

We spent half a day here on a Thursday & hardly anyone was there! Waves were a little too rough for swimming, but there’s plenty of room for exploration. I was a little surprised by the $8 parking fee. Bring cash, it’s an old fashioned...More

1  Thank Tbush1234
Reviewed March 21, 2018

One of our stops while traveling the Pacific Coast Highway. Beautiful drive getting here, fantastic views from the beach, would definitely recommend stopping by.

1  Thank DLady69
Reviewed March 4, 2018

For me one of the best things is that the parking was free. If you drive nearer half moon bay, the beach parking will cost you $8 a day or there about. That’s fine if your spending the day, but way too much if your...More

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