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Pomponio is one of the larger beach parks along Rte 1 between Santa Cruz and San Francisco... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Gorgeous beach in terrific setting

Easy to park here and beautiful surf. There are plenty of picnic tables (good for me since I can't... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94074
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Pomponio is one of the larger beach parks along Rte 1 between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Sweeping vistas, intriguing cliffs and rocks. COLD water. Worth 30-60 minutes of meditation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Easy to park here and beautiful surf. There are plenty of picnic tables (good for me since I can't be on sand). Really scenic and also lovely with a great tide pool too. Perfect for folks with kids.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wombat1223
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We wanted to halt at Half Moon Bay in the AN on a Friday on our way to Carmel via California Route 1 but found the place very crowded . So , we drove further north about 12 miles and spotted a small beach with...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank harikn
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Relaxing beach. Clean and beautiful. So many things to do . No food options nearby and traffic can be messy.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Traveller_mastana
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Very pretty. When we were there the lagoon must have been at low tide, because there were actually places you could walk in wet sand to get to the beach, but your feet will get wet.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Charles C
Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a beautiful sandy beach with a million photo ops. Nice little lagoon between beach and highway. Good family beach. Parking lot fills up on nice weekends.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank queen_of_expats
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Right out of a book. Classic California beach with tall cliffs and gorgeous ocean views. Makes you love the ocean. A favorite spot of mine.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank CarlyK6789
Reviewed June 26, 2016

There is parking and a bathroom, but you have to wade through a fairly large lagoon to get to the beach, so too hard to do with little ones and picnic stuff. We moved on to another beach. It's a small beach too.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We came with our daughter and grandsons on a recent visit to Sunnyvale. I have to say, this is one of the more beautiful beaches in the area. There is a small stream that flows into the ocean from the mountains and it seems a...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank karenapardue1234
Reviewed April 12, 2016

There are so many breathtaking beaches between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. From my daughter's home in Palo Alto we drove to Half Moon Bay and south to Pomponio Beach. We had 3 youngsters with us ages 2, 5 and 9. Small parking lot with...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank svjanis
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