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Half Moon Bay Visitors Guide

  • Walking tours (8)
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Pescadero State Beach Exploration
Pescadero State Beach Exploration

Pescadero State Beach, a mile-long stretch just south of Half Moon Bay in Northern California is no simple place. If you look more closely you can spot some of the more than 250 species of birds that...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Pescadero Bluffs
Pescadero Bluffs

More of a wander than an actual hike, meandering over the southern bluffs and coves at Pescadero State Beach.

Raw and rough during the winter, the sands build up during the calmer summer months.

If...

Mavericks Cliffs Trail
Mavericks Cliffs Trail

This hike is an easy walk along the cliffs overlooking Mavericks surf spot, famous for its (often deadly) surf competitions. You will have nice views of the water below from the cliffs with very...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Levee Walk in the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve
Levee Walk in the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

The Beach and Marsh Preserve are located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay on HWY 1.

The Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes, and skunks.

Access...

A Walk Up Half Moon Bay's Beach
A Walk Up Half Moon Bay's Beach

Half Moon Bay State Beach is a gentle two-mile curve of fine, white sand backed for much of its length by coastal grasslands and in some places by coastal homes. The Santa Cruz Mountains form a...

Top wildlife watching sites in the San Francisco Bay Area
Top wildlife watching sites in the San Francisco Bay Area

These sites feature one Discovery Channel moment after another, minus the TV and cable bill.

On the northern edge of the Bay Area, Point Reyes National Seashore hosts a herd of tule elk -- imposing...

Purisima Creek - Whittmore Gulch
Purisima Creek - Whittmore Gulch

Purisima Creek - Whittmore Gulch hike is about 10.5 miles long and located near Half Moon Bay, California. The trail is a moderate hike and can take about half a day.

This is a slightly longer...

Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail
Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail

Enjoy a walk or ride on a 6-mile paved trail from Pillar Point Harbor to Poplar Avenue in Half Moon Bay. All along the trail, paths lead to some of the best sandy State Beaches. Go as far as you'd...

Rated 3 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Weekend

Travling to San Francisco (ryanjay, 28 Apr 2008)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Recent Trip

Threebritsabroad do a tiny bit of California! (threebritsabroad, 11 Jun 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 10 Votes