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Hang 10

We visited while Mavericks were under way. Came prepared with binoculars but you are better off on... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great hike on the bluffs overlooking the ocean

Beautiful views and good hills for a workout if you want to keep hiking along the bluffs. Great... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2019
Karen S
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Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.
West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited while Mavericks were under way. Came prepared with binoculars but you are better off on the cliff instead of the actual beach to get better views of the surfers. Lot's of people visit here, especially while the contests are underway. Parking is grim,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 15, 2019

Beautiful views and good hills for a workout if you want to keep hiking along the bluffs. Great place to watch surfers, or just relax and enjoy the coast, walk the dog, etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed April 11, 2019

Stopped at Mavericks on a local recommendation. The Salmon Omelet ( goats cheese was super) and crepes rocked. Super service. Lots of to eat. Close to the beach and Half Moon Bay town

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 711petem
Reviewed March 28, 2019

Love to walk dogs there and it is great to see the boats in the harbor and the seals are so adorable. Parking is tight.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DDLMaverick
Reviewed February 17, 2019

An incredibly stunning view of the Pacific ocean and the power of it's waves. Be prepared for along walk from the parking lot .

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John95758
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Had to visit the "Big Wave Surfer Mecca of the World" (Nazaré is up there too)! This place is legendary, with one of the most exclusive/unpredictable Surf Contest in the Planet, the vibe is certainly different. We went during "Low Tide", so it was muddy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Boricua_Globetrotter
Reviewed December 26, 2018

We got skunked on the waves; they were small that day, but really enjoyed the area -- nice restaurants, pretty scenery, parking was okay, etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank q94040
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

When the surf is up, it world famous. When the tide is out walk on the reef an pick mussels. Lots of dogs. Lots of beach. Climb the bluff to watch the surf.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank HMEIII
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Happened to have lunch at Barbara's Fishtrap next door and what a wonderful place to visit after a sumptuous meal, be prepared to walk though, it is worth it ...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ana L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Excellent _ parking is limited you walk to the ocean lots to see maverick is offshore you cannot see it but the walk is very nice

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 16, 2019|
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Response from q94040 | Reviewed this property |
It's hit and miss. Best to check the weather report before you go.
October 15, 2018|
Response from callucan | Reviewed this property |
H.A.L. does NOT dock in Half Moon Bay. This is a small town south of San Francisco, north of Monterey. You would need a car to get to this area from San Fran.
February 18, 2018|
Response from Sande R | Reviewed this property |
The time of high tide or low tide varies seasonally- I would check the local news outlets, or search online. There are also surfing stores along highway 1, or in the harbor area. The shops can also direct you to the tide... More