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Poplar Beach

Poplar Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8819
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Love all HMB beaches

if you're coming to the beach for cotton candy, popcorn, corn dogs, this is not for you, No thrill... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
mdauth58
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Oakley, California
Poplar Beach-perfect for a relaxing walk, whale-watching, and stunning sunsets!

You can watch for whales, walk, or relax on the easy to access beach. There are even well-placed... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
jmmyers2015
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Napa Valley, California
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“the cliff” (4 reviews)
“parking lot” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Poplar Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
CONTACT
+1 650-726-8819
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

if you're coming to the beach for cotton candy, popcorn, corn dogs, this is not for you, No thrill rides just some good old sand and some waves. That's what I love about this beach and most others in Half Moon Bay it's just about...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016

You can watch for whales, walk, or relax on the easy to access beach. There are even well-placed benches waiting for you! We were lucky enough to park and in minutes see three whales close to the shore turning, spouting tall plumes of water, and...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Head north from the parking lot to get to the trail down to the beach. Parking is hourly rather than Half Moon Bay which is $10 for the day.

Reviewed 19 June 2016

Great horse riding beach, with easy in/out horse trailer parking. So great for a no-hassle beach ride. Great for dogs too.

Reviewed 7 May 2016

This is a local beach-paid parking, like $2 for an hour. The trail is not well maintained and is moderately steep. The only bad this was a lot of horses on the beach-so horse poop everywhere. In addition, people must party there at night and...More

Reviewed 30 April 2016

You can park in an easy lot, and walk either north or south from this beach. The walk allows some beach access and some bluff sections.

Reviewed 13 April 2016

We spend a couple of hours walking on the edge of the cliffs dominating the beach. Even if it was a cloudy day it was amazing. We would have like to have more time to spend there. The green of the grass on top of...More

Reviewed 1 April 2016

My children went horseback riding on this beach. Lovely time spent with the family. It was a gorgeous day! Sunny, warm perfect.

Reviewed 26 March 2016

We waited for low tide and then took the dogs for a walk. It is an awkward climb down the cliff but no worse than others we visited. Used by locals who take pride in picking up trash and keeping it pristine. Walked and walked!...More

Reviewed 23 January 2016

It really is amazing to see the big waves coming and hitting the beach. It was windy and a nice swell was on.

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Questions & Answers
YesicaIbarra
8 November 2015
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Response from Joseph N | Reviewed this property
No the path is not elderly friendly and the beach closes at sunset I believe.
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polivika
2 July 2015
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Response from Joseph N | Reviewed this property
Popular Beach is a public beach, opens at 7am
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Nathan A
15 May 2015
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Response from Joseph N | Reviewed this property
Yes the paved walk way on the clif above the beach is open and has some beautiful overlooks that would be great for your event. Congratulations
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