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Pomponio State Beach

Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 800-444-7275
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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 1 week ago
wombat1223
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Charlottesville, Virginia
A small beach with a lagoon off California Route 1

We wanted to halt at Half Moon Bay in the AN on a Friday on our way to Carmel via California Route... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
harikn
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Hyderabad, India
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Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy access” (3 reviews)
“miles” (5 reviews)
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Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
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+1 800-444-7275
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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

1  Thank harikn
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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.

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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.

Thank Charles C
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

1  Thank Karen P
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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

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Reviewed February 21, 2016

Nice picnic beach. Great to explore. Sometimes has washed up wood logs on beach. Kids love this beach.

Thank Kbrat25
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