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Half Moon Bay State Beach

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Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 916 653 6995
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Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground...

Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.

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This is a rugged shoreline with sandy beaches and scenic bluffs. Only hardy souls need to consider taking a dip. Wetsuits and surfboards are the usual. For those who are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
MikeyBoy12804
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Queensbury, New York
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Queensbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a rugged shoreline with sandy beaches and scenic bluffs. Only hardy souls need to consider taking a dip. Wetsuits and surfboards are the usual. For those who are interested in nature, there are many shorebirds, Dolphins often predominate in the area and a lucky few can see beautiful whales breaching the ocean surface from the beach. A wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to watch the sunset, brought our chairs. It is cold and windy despite summer or Indian summer. Since we were there after 6pm, there were lots of parking and not too busy.

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Thank Allaban
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, clean and accessible. But if you like more spacoius beach, try another one. That's beautiful but overcrowded. Also there's a limited parking space.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite place in California is Half Moon Bay, the beach, the pace of life & its beauty all packed into one beautiful place. It's truly a wonderful experience that I would highly recommend

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The signs say no swimming or wading. There are some big waves. We stood on beach playing a little in waves. The highlight was seeing a humpback whale two afternoons. It hung out for awhile. We also saw seal. Beach was clean.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visited here with family of 11. Paved walkway around the Bay, plenty of seating and tables, some under shady trees. Sandy white beach. Great waves - but also dangerous rips. Still exciting to watch and hear the waves roar and crash and spray. Seagulls, starlings, pelicans and the odd seal provided entertainment. Vegetation was being regenerated in places, but did... More 

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Richmond, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had sailed past and into the harbour the afternoon before so got a chance to walk out and view from the land on Labor Day Sunday. The swell seemed big from the ocean but only created small waves over the near reef where two kayakers were surfing in what looked like 2 foot waves. You can look out toward... More 

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Hollis, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is breathtaking. There is easy access to the beach and a paved walking path up above. There's lots of lawn space for cookouts and gatherings.

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Crestline
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a camping beach so many of the people there were staying at the campground next to parking lot. Even though there were a lot of people, we still found parking and could walk the beach. The sand drops off so dramatically, the waves are very powerful. This is not a beach for shells because of the waves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walk along the edge and watch the waves crash below... Sit on one of the many benches and take in the sunset. Locals walk with their kids and dogs....family and couple friendly. Clean bathrooms. I only wish I lived here to be able to take in this beauty daily.

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