A highlight of the charming little town called Half Moon Bay is this four-mile stretch of beach that kisses the Pacific ... More
Half Moon Bay State Beach
A highlight of the charming little town called Half Moon Bay is this four-mile stretch of beach that kisses the Pacific Ocean. The trail runs along the beach and is accessible by pedestrians and bikes. Parallel to that trail is a designated horse trail, but note that horses are not allowed on the beach itself. Swim at your own risk. Even in the summer the water is very cold and the currents are dangerously strong. Camping is permitted by reservation only. After a day at the beach enjoy dinner in the Half Moon Bay area, it is full of great seafood restaurants.
The beach,view the campgrounds beautifull. But those that make all this possible are those that we seem to forget, volunter hostess Roy, park rangers Gino, Phill and Karla. Made my family and I fell at home with there friendly and caring ways to insure our stay. thank you so very much. Dislike campers that don;t clean up after them selfs, make it harder for those that try to keep the parks clean. And the 24 hr policy that hold a reservation for those that are hours late. Most all hotels will give one time ,ample time to show, not 24hr. Suggest a change to 2hr max, there are those that would like the camping experience it is worth the travel. THANKS AGAIN, GINO,PILL AND KARLA. D.R
Ladies please be careful when visiting beaches around Half Moon Bay. I was just at Bean Hollow Beach (14 miles south of HMB) watching the sunset and I noticed a man watching me from the parking lot. He waited until the family that was also on the beach left, and when we were all alone he approached me. Normally people on the beach keep a respectful distance, and just quickly gance at you, smile and pass by. But this guy went right up to me and started agressively asking me questions and walking closer and closer. Finally he took a few steps waaaaaaay too close and he lowered his voice and said, "WHAT'S YOUR NAME???" At that point I got up and left. I was very scared because I realized that I was totally alone on the beach with him and it was getting dark. I have a feeling that this man drives around the beaches near dark, looking for women who are alone and approaches them. If he had chased me there would have been no one to help. So, ladies, when you go to the beach please invite a friend, or make sure there are at least three cars in the parking lot and you are always within eyesight of other people. I called the Half Moon Bay PD afterwards and they said while this area has a low crime rate, "being alone near dark in a remote place has a potential for tragedy". OK, so if that didn't creep you out enough, earlier that same day, I was at Montara Beach (a few miles north of HMB), and I noticed that another man was standing at the edge of the cliff that overlooks the beach. It seemed strange because he was pacing dangerously close to the edge for at least 15-20 minutes. He was holding up binoculars or a camera and I was wondering why he had to stand so dangerously close to the egde to take pictures. I got up to walk further down the beach and saw around the corner, just below the man, was this gorgeous girl in a bikini with her boyfriend. I pointed-out the man to the boyfriend and the couple got-up and left. At the time I thought it was just a funny thing, but after what happened to me at Bean Hollow Beach, it made me feel sick.
This is a lovely place to visit. I have been frequenting this beach since I was a child. My mom used to load us kids up in the car and take us over (from Fremont) for the day. I love this area and take my own family there now!
little town that is a awsome place to go to vactioning. 20 mins away from san fransico. cool and stange little shops all around the town, very happy place to be,i loved it. everyone is so friendly, food is great , everything was so cheap, we stayed at the campground over looking the ocean. i fell in love with this place so much iam planning on moving there in the near future!
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