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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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Cute spot, nice munchies and a friendly bar with a great view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
RyokoVoyageur
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We rode our bikes down to Mavericks from the Landis Oceanfront Inn and bought several items for our kids back in Illinois. They have a great selection of boardshorts, tees and sweatshirts. We enjoyed hearing stories of the Maverick Surfing Competition. The staff was very helpful and very friendly and welcoming...a great find!

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Valencia City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

went to mavericks to watch the Titans surf! What a wonderful time we had. It is such a beautiful area just to visit. We took a boat trip out in the ocean to watch the surfers. Something I will never forget

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The waves and cliffs just a short walk from the parking lot were strong with huge spray as they crashed on the rocks. Tide pools are vast.

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I was questionable at first with this Inn being just 6 rooms. Well, the rooms are all amazing! Facing the ocean with boats, seals, birds and just the peacefulness of the location was better than expected! The rooms are updated beautifully and the room well stocked. Perfect walking distance to great restaurants and shops too! We will be going back... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We took this walk around the point to see Maveriks, unfortunately only 1 person was surfing at the time. It is a very scenic stretch of beach with good break. Recommend not bringing the little ones on the hike.

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Took a long walk to the Mavericks on a leisurely Sunday stroll. It's a flat trail or you can walk near the water's edge before you get to the open part of Maverick. Lovely stroll before eating dinner at Mezza Luna.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you come to Half Moon Bay, you owe it to yourself to make the pilgrimage to Mavericks. Personally, I would avoid the craziness of the monster surfing contest help annually at this spot, but basically any other time of year it is amazing. Make sure to walk all the way out to the ocean (the first section is a... More 

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