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Beautiful walking and picnic spot

This is a beautiful walk along the water with beach front and benches to picnic or swim at. Its... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Lighthouse-Lane-001
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Toronto, Canada
A beautiful day in December

Parking on the side of the road, you can walk down to the beach and watch the surfers. We are... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Sharon L
,
Palo Alto, California
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Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“big waves” (17 reviews)
“low tide” (9 reviews)
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West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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"big waves"
in 17 reviews
"low tide"
in 9 reviews
"great place to watch"
in 3 reviews
"ft waves"
in 3 reviews
"surf competition"
in 3 reviews
"bring binoculars"
in 4 reviews
"parking lot"
in 11 reviews
"pillar point"
in 7 reviews
"awesome surf"
in 2 reviews
"surfers riding"
in 2 reviews
"air force"
in 2 reviews
"long walk"
in 6 reviews
"nice walk"
in 7 reviews
"sized waves"
in 2 reviews
"surfing spot"
in 2 reviews
"vantage point"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is a beautiful walk along the water with beach front and benches to picnic or swim at. Its very popular with limited parking, so best to leave early or be prepared to wait for a spot. The jetty creates a protected beach on one...More

Thank Lighthouse-Lane-001
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Parking on the side of the road, you can walk down to the beach and watch the surfers. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful area.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The energy eminating from this famous surfing spot is real. One doesn't have to be a surfer to feel the dramatic pull. The undercurrant configuation creates an amazing disconnect in the pull of the waves on either side of the Mavericks.

Thank Sande R
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We didn't see the mega-waves but still enjoyed the stroll and scenery. A family and pet friendly place to get some exercise and fresh air.

1  Thank claudiaferber
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is one of the most famous surfing beaches in the U.S. and the waves are huge. We love just watching the waves and the surfers :)

Thank MaraFromToronto
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Mavericks is World Famous for some of the largest waves in the world. Located at Pillar Point in El Granada, this place offers a great trail for walking and surf viewing.

Thank Kelsdog
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

So pretty and fun to walk out to. Lots of shells and fun ocean stuff to look at. Beautiful scenery and navy choppers fly by.

1  Thank 678gregk
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very peaceful and relaxing to sit and watch the surfers - listening to the waves roll in drinking coffee

Thank Mrsmakris
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We came here just to say that we've seen the famous surf spot. Of course, at this time of year there were no big waves, but it was gorgeous!

1  Thank Meagan Y
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

This place has great tasting bar food all around. Was there on business with several of my colleagues and we had a great time here as well.

Thank danschultz
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H3653PCannam
18 February 2018|
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Response from Sande R | Reviewed this property |
The time of high tide or low tide varies seasonally- I would check the local news outlets, or search online. There are also surfing stores along highway 1, or in the harbor area. The shops can also direct you to the tide... More
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duke4155
6 October 2016|
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Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
Mavericks run October thru March, so depending on the waves. It is called with 48 hours notice to get to Mavericks so you just have to be on call. The waves have to be just right for the surfers and some years it doesn't... More
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