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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay
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Type of Attraction
Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Interests That Apply
Outdoors, Photography, Local Culture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Extended Walking Required Dirt/off-road walking Waterways
Notes: Much of the area is wheelchair accessible, but not all.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Half Moon Bay

Take A Stroll on the Beach

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Address: Phone:
95 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650 726 8819
Fax: +1 650 726 8816


You're in for a treat if you spend a few hours at Half Moon Bay, in San Mateo. The sand stretches out along four relaxing miles, so there is plenty of prime beach for you to enjoy in peace. Camping is allowed, if you make reservations in advance, and you can ride horses on a trail that runs parallel to the beach. Although the currents are often too strong for weak swimmers, and the water temperatures seldom reach 60 degrees, this beach is the perfect romantic spot for picnics, sunset bike rides, and general sunbathing.

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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs
Notes: The state beach opens at 8am and closes at sunset for day use.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Notes: Maximum time is 14 days.
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $5-$10
Parking Safety: Safe
Notes: The beach charges a fee per vehicle to park.

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