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Beautiful place to visit on a clear and sunny day ...

Happened to have lunch at Barbara's Fishtrap next door and what a wonderful place to visit after a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ana L
Hong Kong, China
a good place to walk to and relax and see the Pacific Ocean

Excellent _ parking is limited you walk to the ocean lots to see maverick is offshore you... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Redwood City, California
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Popular beach in Half Moon Bay that is known for superb big-wave surfing.
West Point Avenue, Pillar Point, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened to have lunch at Barbara's Fishtrap next door and what a wonderful place to visit after a sumptuous meal, be prepared to walk though, it is worth it ...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ana L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Excellent _ parking is limited you walk to the ocean lots to see maverick is offshore you cannot see it but the walk is very nice

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank allan1818
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Famous for the big wave competition in winter, the waves come from 2 directions, but is fairly quiet other times of year.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view and place to hang and take in the beauty. Whether you are going for a casual walk or sitting for a picnic - this place is relatively unknown and so you can escape the crowds.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank brigidwhite
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I visited in the summer when there were not huge waves and only 1 surfer. But the ocean is always beautiful and its worth the hike ti=o dee it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank screenname000
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Uncrowded cool morning at Mavericks. Spent about 20 min watching sealions playing 10 meters off the beach. They'd play for a bit and then watch us watching them for a several min. Only one surfer paddles out to catch a few waves. Not too big,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank JosephPaddy
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Nice people running the shop. Very cool shop! We love to check out the surf shops and this one has a lot of surf history. Good prices on shirts and they have dash hula girls - we looked for one for a while and they...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Stacy M
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Need binoculars. Don't bother unless surf is up. Watch tide charts. Many more beaches, even side roads past lovely homes, to watch sun set.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank callucan
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a beautiful place to explore. You can take steep hikes down to beaches where you are the only one walking, or drift over to the tide pools to explore local sea life. Walking distance to town to enjoy a harborside snack/lunch.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank champangedreamz
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We didn't see huge waves on the day we visited but it was still beautiful. Nice beach for dogs when not crowded. We were there in April and there were no crowds in the morning. Very easy walk from parking lot to beach. Beautiful wild...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank P D
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nancy d
16 October 2018|
Response from callucan | Reviewed this property |
H.A.L. does NOT dock in Half Moon Bay. This is a small town south of San Francisco, north of Monterey. You would need a car to get to this area from San Fran.
18 February 2018|
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