We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Great and expansive views

This beach is wonderful and has great, sweeping views of the pacific - cloudy or sunny. The trail... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
San Jose, California
Dunes Beach Beauty

Truly enjoyed the serenity & beauty of this beach with easy access, parking & bathrooms. It's was a... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
via mobile
Read all 9 reviews
All photos (11)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good67%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
27 Apr 2017
“Great and expansive views”
25 Sep 2016
“Dunes Beach Beauty”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Young Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8819
Improve This Listing
Reviews (9)
Filter reviews
8 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This beach is wonderful and has great, sweeping views of the pacific - cloudy or sunny. The trail also runs along this so you can include this stop along your trail hike!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Brix510
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Truly enjoyed the serenity & beauty of this beach with easy access, parking & bathrooms. It's was a perfect weather day with breathtaking blue water & skies!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Testarosa
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Love this place, bit of a walk in over dunes but great beach! Like to stop here and walk the beach becuase of the views!

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Kbrat25
Reviewed 8 August 2015

From a small self-paid parking area with one or two restrooms you walk down to a sandy clean beach and you can walk to the right or left for miles. I walked for 3 hours on sand and foamy surf, picking up sand dollars and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank phamtr
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Parking was readily available for a $10 daily fee. There are a few easy sloped entries to the beach and several rough climbs down. If you brought gear - take a few minutes to meander and find the easy walks down - your body will...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Kirstenpetra
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We enjoyed our time in Dunes Beach State Park. It was one of those glorious sunny warm summer days. The sky was blue; the ocean beautiful. So scenic. It was also a nice place to walk as well. There is a large parking lot here...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank mini
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

When it gets hot in the San Francisco Bay Area, we like to go to the beach to cool off. Dunes Beach State Park has miles of soft sand beach, though not white as the sand in Florida or even San Diego, but nice enough...More

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank JBR888
Reviewed 20 February 2012

always clean,and great beach to hike and just enjoy the scenery,look both ways,

Date of experience: February 2012
1  Thank barbaralee57
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Comfort Inn Half Moon Bay
295 reviews
.74 km away
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites
94 reviews
.79 km away
Coastside Inn
200 reviews
2.71 km away
Beach House at Half Moon Bay
1,044 reviews
2.71 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 105 nearby restaurants
Miramar Beach Restaurant and Bar
620 reviews
1.46 km away
VIA UNO Cucina Italiana & Bar
135 reviews
.55 km away
The Barn
55 reviews
.93 km away
Asian King's Kitchen
24 reviews
.88 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 69 nearby attractions
Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail
248 reviews
1.49 km away
Miramar Beach
120 reviews
1.19 km away
Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay
26 reviews
.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Maribel M
26 December 2016|
Response from Testarosa | Reviewed this property |
I'm wasn't aware of fishing activity the day we visited the beach.