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What to do when you reach the beach

When you reach the beach by walking or biking there is more to do than just go down to the beach... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
taylorSanFrancisco
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San Francisco
Beautiful Beach near a farm

Do you want to spend a beautiful sunny day in a beach near a farm? Are you interested to enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Grace R
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Milpitas, United States
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The kind of place only the locals know about, this scenic state park is just south of Half Moon Bay and features a sandy beach and a seal preserve, plus trails for hiking and horseback riding.
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Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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+1 650-726-8819
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

When you reach the beach by walking or biking there is more to do than just go down to the beach. On weekends and holidays you can go south on the Cowell trail (it is gated off on weekdays) which is great for walking, biking,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank taylorSanFrancisco
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Do you want to spend a beautiful sunny day in a beach near a farm? Are you interested to enjoy the beach away from the crowd? This beach is not too far from downtown but offers tranquility and beautiful view. We went here on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Grace R
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

What amazing views from the short 1/2 mile walk to the cliffs. We had been to half moon bay State Beach first and thought that was good but this blew it away. Got some amazing pictures. My 7 yr old was complaining about the walk...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank E8510CZdavidb
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

The walk trails were amazing. The beach was peaceful and beautiful due to the fact that it wasn't crowded. Also its one of the cleanest beaches i've ever visited. The weather was perfect this day and the sand was so warm. Great family,picnic area. In...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank xxgca
Reviewed 25 June 2018

this is a hidden gem. Great spot for a short hike to stand on the cliffs overlooking the beach and then descend down the stairs to the beach.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank robmU9339CP
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Super cool slice of california beach at the end of a leisurely half mile walk. the beach was very spacious, with pounding surf coming in from the pacific. Great place to watch the world go by while enjoying nature. the trail down the bluff gets...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Eddie_the_Litho
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Lovely bluff-top walking trail that you can take at a slow pace or turn into a substantial exercise walk. Park in either the south or north lot and go as far as you like on the 3+mile trail, turning around when you've had enough. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank WestCoastTrvlr
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This beach is Gorgeous.. There are trails you walk ..easy trails. And the Beach is Stunning and most day's no one there. One if the best beaches just south of Halfmoon Bay.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lkirby1015
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Whether you want to hang out on the beach or walk the coastal trail this is a great place to be. You can spend all day walking on the trails and hanging out on the beach. It is about half mile to the beach/cliffs. But...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank HappyInTheFog
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A beautiful beach with cliffs and plenty of sea life to view. Bring a camera for the incredible views. Something else to put on your to-do list. Nice relaxing stop for everyone.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Bill-Ont
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No cost. Walk the trail in your own and no fee to park.
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