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“Beautiful! Bring your coat.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Half Moon Bay State Beach

Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Owner description: Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.
Omaha, Nebraska
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful! Bring your coat.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2011

This has got to be one of the best camping areas in the United States! The views are spectacular, the town is nearby and it's a nice, quiet beach in the winter months. Be warned that the wind is steady and the breeze is cold so if you're going to walk the beach, bring a coat and hat. During wither months, there is ample parking on side streets so you won't have to pay the ten dollar state park fee.

Visited December 2011
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729 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
“Very beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

This is a beautiful spot to relax whether summer or winter. We sat for 20 minutes on the cliff overlooking the beach. It's a gorgeous view! The waves are huge and beautiful off the water. I could see this as a nice place to stay for a day during the summer. Do yourself a favor and park a bit farther down the street. It is 10$ to pay for parking in the beach parking lot. However, you can park a 5 minute walk down the road for free.

Visited December 2011
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A very beautiful and peaceful place....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

We enjoy a long walk with the kids and the place was not so crowded at all...must go if you are planning to visit the San Francisco, CA and surrounding areas.

Visited August 2011
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Kensington, California
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“Excellent hiking trail.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

There is an excellent hiking trail of 22 miles along the beach in Half Moon Bay which extends into Princeton by the Sea.

Visited November 2011
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Tracy, California
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“30 miles and light years away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

A great break from the hustle of the Bay Area. Only over the hill from the southern part of San Mateo and you are in the lazy, mild climate of Half Moon Bay. Pretty little town and the State Beach is just right for a great view of the sunset.

Visited October 2011
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