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Address: Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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The kind of place only the locals know about, this scenic state park is...

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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One of the Best Hidden Beaches

I've probably passed this beach so many times on my way to other state beaches in the Half Moon Bay area. Finally, on Memorial Day this past year, one of friends suggested we try... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

I've probably passed this beach so many times on my way to other state beaches in the Half Moon Bay area. Finally, on Memorial Day this past year, one of friends suggested we try this beach. Needless to say, I was taken back by the view of the beach. As you walk from the parking lot to the beach, which... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Stopped here by chance on a day's drive from Pacific Grove. It was beautiful and such a great place to walk and hike around the paths. We did not get down to the beach but it looked beautiful, but cold on the day we visited. The sun came out while we were there and gave us a great photo opp.... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

What a good find! Beautiful beach surrounded by rocky cliffs. Can get a little breezy, but once you're on the beach with the sun beating down on you - you'll warm right up. We were 1 of maybe 10 people there on a Sunday. TIPS: Get there early; there are only 10-15 parking spaces. I noticed it got fuller after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

We were excited that we were in the area when the "Mavericks" surfing contest happened this past weekend. Between "all" the people, traffic and trying to find just where the contest was happening. We searched until we could find a "view' and it was awesome. The ocean is beautiful and this just added to it all.

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Can be a little crowded at times when sunny . Road can flood in winter at times of high tide. A nice hike inland. Many nice CA beaches, this is one.

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2012

Oh I just give up. I came down here to take a healthy hike and generate some good man-sweat and what did I do? I gawked. I pondered. I wondered in awe. I listened. I watched. I took all 2.2 miles in very slowly. So I could hardly call it hiking. This time we turned north at the end of... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

A small well preserved hamlet and former ranch perserved along with long trails leading to cliff side views. A true small gem of long gone history not to be missed as you travel north on Hwy 1.

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San Francisco, Ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

nice walk thru coastal trails and bluffs to the beach.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

This was a nice private location open to the public. You have to really watch for the sign for the area as it is small and we nearly drove by it but there is a small parking lot that is free. You have a small hike which is pleasant and at the end of it you are welcomed by the... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

This is our favorite beach in Half Moon Bay. It does not have a lot of parking spaces, so it can be a challenge to find parking on weekends especially during the summer. The beach is very clean with beautiful sand. There is a ten-minute walk from the parking lot to the scenic overlook, then you can take a set... More 

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