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Address: West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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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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A surfer's paradise!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
cvalentino
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oakland, CA USA
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oakland, CA USA
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

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Monterey, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Thank Dan C
PA, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank travel950
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Event spot; the outdoor deck is the place to hang out. Nice view of the harbour and ocean. Staff were excellent. Food pretty good but our event was "light" appetizers so presumably they can serve heartier fare. Fun place.

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San Lorenzo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

This is the ship to visit everything Mavericks related. Clothing, boards or whatever. Have lunch at the pier and then go shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go and walk the beach and see many different things. Easy hike not far but just enough of a hike to keep everyone happy.

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