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“Always crowded and close to so many other nice beaches”

Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Monterey Bay Coastal Day Trip from San Francisco...
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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.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

the coastal bike trail runs right to here but it's so busy with people from the campgrounds, there are lots of other beaches nearby that aren't as packed

Thank NorCalKimmy
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

short trip from San Francisco that is well worth the time. it's beautiful to ride along the shoreline to this destination. temperature in July is wonderful.

Thank Delesa M
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We walked around and visited the many quaint shops in Half Moon Bay, very friendly people, enjoyed talking with people from out of town. We visited the beach area which was stunning. Flowers and vegetation everywhere. Very clean and well maintained. LOVED IT!!!

Thank Cardzfan1
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

I've been a few times - always on slightly overcast days during winter months, and the weather does nothing but heighten the experience. The wide, soft-sand beach stretches from the ocean to high cliffs - which makes a walk along the water very quiet as shoreline access is only possible by a few points.

The main access point offers camp ground and BBQ pits and picnic tables as well as toilets. Make sure to use the restroom before you start your walk as you may find it so beautiful you'll want to continue for longer than you had planned.

Thank Cory B
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Nice area, kept up, The only thing you cannot control is the weather. My family, including grandkids loved it.

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