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Awesome stay in Half Moon Bay!

We stayed at the Best Western in Half Moon Bay which is an excellent location, super clean and... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
Susan M
Incline Village, United States
Nice walk

Though we didn’t go on the entire trail, this path was very nice, well paved and accessible, with... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Granite Bay, California
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Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

We stayed at the Best Western in Half Moon Bay which is an excellent location, super clean and friendly hotel, great breakfast, and comfortable room with great features. Easy to walk the Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail from there and it was spectacular! Especially the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Though we didn’t go on the entire trail, this path was very nice, well paved and accessible, with beautiful views of the ocean!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is a great walkway. It goes through several sections of terrain, little towns and parallels Highway 1. Easy walking and well kept walkways with occasional benches to enjoy the scenery a bit longer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SleeplessInManhatten
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the trail, has several spots with gorgeous view of the ocean. Also , a little bit off the trail there is an area of pine trees, like a mini forest, which you can walk under the trees. It is magical!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Fkrasil
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I've been coming back for several weekends running and other weekends biking the trail. Now that I've done sections of it I'm aiming for the long run in one go. Thank you for keeping this trail. Love it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I hate hiking but I love walking so this trail was ideal for me as it was gorgeous and easy effort-wise. There's a staircase down to the beach that had nice wide steps which made it easy to go down to the beach and back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tina S
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We were so excited to be staying near this trail. Even reading other reviews, we had planned runs and a bike ride. That is until we went on it. The part near the Ritz veers off inland on rutted trails. Eventually it comes back NEAR...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Rachel G
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this for people who want a very easy hike along an ocean trail. You can navigate your maps to Ritz Carlton- Half Moon Bay. At the entrance, tell the staff that you are here to see the Coastside Trail. The staff gave me...More

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We walked this very early in the morning. It was not crowded and we were really able to take in the working harbor attributes. Most fishermen were returning with their catches. There were synchronized trucks coming to pick up the cargo. Loved that aspect of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lisabI238SD
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Unless you live in Montara or Moss Beach. But, it's a great path and it's so very scenic. We love parking at the Harbor, running to Half Moon Bay. Stopping at EbbTide Cafe for a coffee, and then ending up at Catch Joanne's for some...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank julielovestheocean
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July 23, 2017|
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Response from TW719 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Dogs are allowed on the trail, on the beach, everywhere we went!
Julie S
September 1, 2016|
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Response from 723rudyg | Reviewed this property |
you can do both but the trail we traveled only went 1 mile
dzoara f
July 24, 2016|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
There is no need pay. You can just find a place to park and hike. We chose to park at Francis Beach and walk to the Ritz Carlton. There was a small fee to park at the beach.