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“Perfect beach for kite flying”

Half Moon Bay State Beach
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$99.00*
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Monterey & Carmel Explorer with optional Aquarium
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$399.00*
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9-Hour Chauffeured Monterey Bay Coast Tour 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

Ok, this is one of the most stunning State run beaches in Northern CA right off Route 1 in Half Moon Bay. You have to come early on the weekend before 11 to get a parking space, cost around $8+ /auto. also if you have an RV or want to camp site right off the beach just call ahead for a reservation, wonderful place for the family. Right off the parking lot are picnic table and BBQ pits for public use, also have restroom and life guards.
Beach is alway clean and it's more then a mile+ long so great place for a long walk on the beac.

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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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