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Beautiful view. Thrilling surf

Easy parking fairly long walk slightly up hill next to high top rock hill but great scenery. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago

I like beaches that have rocks for the waves to crash up on, and this one delivered. The sand was... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
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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.
Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy parking fairly long walk slightly up hill next to high top rock hill but great scenery. There are 2 big rock formation out in the water with 2 different kind of bird homes keeping hundreds of birds safe from anything in the water or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

I like beaches that have rocks for the waves to crash up on, and this one delivered. The sand was good looking, too, and the water beautiful. We had a nice walk here. We detoured here on our way to the airport just to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

One of the most beautiful beaches in northern California. Worth the hike. Watch out crossing the highway.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank pepperjack56
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We stopped for a paddle after a hike in the nearby San Pedro Valley Park. There is a free car park just above the beach on the other side of Highway 1. Crossing the road is difficult and you have to rely on a nice...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank breweruk
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We were initially excited to go to this beach. Unfortunately, we were unable to reach the beach because the parking lot is across the highway from the water. We waited by the side of the 2-lane highway for 10 minutes -- there was an endless...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank Keelia M
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Nice clean little sandy beach with clear cold water. Car park across the main road with fast cars zooming by, it took a little while to cross safely. A little trek down to the beach along path and wooden steps. With scary rip tide and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank javed00
Reviewed September 12, 2017

A beautiful peaceful beach, not too crowded, almost no tourists, nice cliffs and beautiful coast. Perfect for a day off and some fun.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We ventured up to Pacifica for the day to explore a trail... but parking was non existent, so we headed to this location. We were so excited by the cliffs & waves and I got some great pictures. As we approached, the port-a-pottys haven't been...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 1khearty
Reviewed June 11, 2017

This is easy to miss from the road if not for the parking area. There is a little road then many wooden steps down. But beautiful beach to hang out.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We like this beach. It's not crowded like the Pacifica. It's clean!!! We've seen few friendly dogs. Parking is off the road so you'll have to cross the street so be careful. There's a stairs leading to the beach. The view is amazing :)

Date of experience: May 2017
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March 27, 2018|
Response from LizandC | Reviewed this property |
You just have to becareful and watch for traffic. The parking lot is across the road from the beach access. Where the parking lot is, there is a decent view of the road in each direction to see cars coming.
March 27, 2018|
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Response from javed00 | Reviewed this property |
It's as dangerous as crossing any other main road. Choose a safe spot , Just be patient and cross quickly when the opportunity arises. Once on the other side of the road walk on the other side of the barrier (not on the road... More