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Address: West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA

Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.

Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.

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Secluded beach

This place is amazing if you dare to climb down the hill to get in! Only the best surfers here, great place to watch. Nothing but rocks and sharks in the water so BEWARE! Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is amazing if you dare to climb down the hill to get in! Only the best surfers here, great place to watch. Nothing but rocks and sharks in the water so BEWARE! Great sunset!

Thank KellTon6366
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time birding at Mavericks. The views were fantastic. This is where the famous Maverick waves break during a certain time of the year. The water was flat when were there, but we were told the waves are usually pretty good.

Thank Sam A
Woodinville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another gorgeous beach in Half Moon Bay. The tide changes and light changes will change the mood of the beach dramatically. A nice place to have a picnic.

Thank Brin651
oakland, CA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Maverick's is legendary in the surfing world and for good reason. Whether you surf or watch surfing, its always a great spectacle. Just watch out for the big waves!

Thank cvalentino
Monterey, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Great place for birdwatching. The only known NORTHERN GANNET in the Pacific Ocean has been hanging around this area, either sitting on the cliff face (visible only from a boat) or on nearby offshore rocks (visible from the beach and a boat). We also saw a MARBLED MURRELET from our vessel on 19 August 2016. No, it was not a... More 

Thank Seabirdinglady
Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We were excited to see this legendary beach but when we went, it was as flat as a pancake but beautiful. We were expecting the giant waves but it didn't happen but we still enjoyed it anyway.We looked for sea shells and sea glass and found lots of both. We are happy anytime we are near a beach.

Thank Dan C
PA, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Long walk down a seaweed covered beach, but found some great shells along the way. Lots of people and dogs around. We just wanted to visit the location, although it was not during big wave season.

Thank travel950
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

My friend and I walked around this area. We found it to be very pretty and relaxing during the summer months. It can be crowded fr the small area that it is.

Thank Julie L
Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Really interesting to watch committed surfers. Talented from all ages, 20 - 60 somethings. I was very impressed. They are professionals as I understand the challenges of the Mavericks requires tremendous skill

Thank bethcahill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here when it was foggy early morning and it was amazing we loved this little stop to stretch our legs! My husband has always wanted to go here and if you know the history I would def make the stop! I'm happy we did the early foggy morning walk! Very neat place

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