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Francis Beach

Kelly Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8819
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But next door is Popular Beach and it is VERY dog friendly. We ran into a lot of beaches that were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diamond Springs, California
We camped and LOVED it!

We recently rented a full hook-up trailer site at the Francis Beach campground (site #45). It was... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Kittredge, Colorado
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“several miles” (2 reviews)
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Kelly Avenue, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

But next door is Popular Beach and it is VERY dog friendly. We ran into a lot of beaches that were not dog friendly. Go to bringfido.com and do a search. That's how we found Popular Beach.

Thank Lynn5065
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We recently rented a full hook-up trailer site at the Francis Beach campground (site #45). It was the epitome of seaside camping. Quiet enough to hear the ocean all night long and with all of the amenities you need for camping in comfort. Dogs allowed...More

Thank lisanichols20
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
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