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Francis Beach

Kelly Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8819
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Gorgeous Northern California Beach

This is a premier place along the rugged California Coast. The State Beach has a day use area with... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
Jeff R
,
Sacramento, California
Francis Beach

Very nice beach area. Good stop for families with kids. Gorgeous views of the ocean and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Brin651
,
Woodinville, Washington
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LOCATION
Kelly Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
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+1 650-726-8819
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a premier place along the rugged California Coast. The State Beach has a day use area with picnic tables and nice campground right on the bluff overlooking the ocean. Plenty of parking, helpful ranger staff, clean restrooms, accessible. The coast trail is paved...More

1  Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very nice beach area. Good stop for families with kids. Gorgeous views of the ocean and incredible sunsets. I would recommend a stop.

Thank Brin651
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Relaxing place to spend the day. Very clean and beautiful views. Further north you may be able to see whales feeding. Biking and horse trails nearby. Many campgrounds for tents, rvs available. Weather on the cooler side with fog in the am and comes in...More

1  Thank Tammy Y
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We started our hike here. The attendant at the entrance was very helpful. Had a map and pointed us in the right direction.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 7 May 2016

There is a $10 parking fee, lots of table and great ocean views with easy beach access. Restrooms available and crowded on weekends, especially sunny ones. Lots of trash left behind by visitors-Too bad. You can park a few blocks away in a neighborhood for...More

1  Thank calsun99
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Used to camp there, with my sister, brings back beautiful memories, camp is very nice clean and quiet.

Thank 128ellie
Reviewed 29 December 2015

It was cold and windy, but the beauty made up for it. When it rained, we stayed inside the motorhome and still could see the waves and beauty around us.

Thank betiboop
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is my absolute favorite beach in Norhtern California. I love the fact you can avoid a parking fee by just parking on the street. I love the seclusion I get with the beach and cliffs. I love that no matter what time of day...More

Thank Nikki C
Reviewed 6 January 2014

This is one of the better beaches along the coast,,Easy access and plenty of room for everyone, Picnic tables up on top overlooking the water, Great place to walk along the edge of the water,

4  Thank barbara b
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Definitely the main beach of Half Moon Bay. Great camping, great views, and directly connected to the Coast-side Trail (7 miles total length of paved or mostly paved walking and biking trails - oceanfront). Beautiful views, very clean, very safe, very fun.

6  Thank alex_fielding
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