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Address: Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: +1 650-728-5336
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Gray whales can often be spotted close to the shore of this scenic beach....

Gray whales can often be spotted close to the shore of this scenic beach. Surrounded by high cliffs, it features a clothing-optional section during the spring.

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Another pleasant beach on the coast

This has a very nice beach, and is handily reached by an easy set of stairs. We got to spend a few minutes at the beach but could not find any place to park - the parking lot... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mithra
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Saratoga, CA
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Saratoga, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has a very nice beach, and is handily reached by an easy set of stairs. We got to spend a few minutes at the beach but could not find any place to park - the parking lot was jammed beyond full on a friday, and was on the opposite side of the road from the beach . Try as... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you have to park in a little lot on the east side of the highway, then cross carefully. It's small and will creep up on you, on the south end of what used to be devil's slide. it's never really warm there, but still, a nice little pit stop on any drive down the coast. I believe clothing is optional... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This was an incredible find as I was driving up the coast from Half Moon Bay to San Fransisco. I saw a glimpse of the beach from the highway and knew I had to go there immediately. I saw the parking on the other side of the highway, pulled in and went over to the beach access. The first thing... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Amazing beach. Small, clean and very uncrowded. The access a bit difficult as you need to park the other side of the road and cross consistent traffic to access it. Amount of parking space is pretty limited. There are stairs that takes you down the beach.

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Windham, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This was our last stop in California, on our way to the airport to fly home to Maine. I had gotten hurt the day before so I didn't climb the stairs down to the beach, but my husband did (see pic). We loved the view and the fact that no one else was there when we visited. It was a... More 

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Navarre, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Absolutely stunning private cove just outside of San Francisco near Pacifica. Parking is limited and the steps down to the beach (and back up!) are killer, but it is gorgeous and sometimes you can actually see whales.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went there monday noon time, we felt like we were the only people on that beach for a moment, stll, only a few people was there after an hour, very relaxing and picture perfect cove, no whales though, crossing from parking lot is scary specially with little kids....came back to our truck at parking lot and our truck was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We stopped here as a fluke, we couldn't get to the beach but just wanted to check it out so we looked from the cliff next to the road. Although we were told there were no whales we spoted 2 baby grey whales and a mother. Based on their breathing patterns they appeared to be sleeping with the mother watching... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

This beach can be a little tough to get to - the parking lot is across the street, so be careful crossing. You'll go past a gated road that is a little steep, then turn to your right and go down a short path where you'll eventually get to a set of stairs. My friend and I didn't find the... More 

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San Bruno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's pretty steep walk down but it's a nice small and secluded little spot. I like to come here before or after a hike along the cliff tops which are accessible right across the road. A few other reviews call it a nude beach, but I've only ever seen one gentleman in the buff a couple times in the many... More 

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