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Pomponio State Beach

Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 800-444-7275
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Great ocean cliff views.

Very pretty. When we were there the lagoon must have been at low tide, because there were actually... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Charles C
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Tucumcari, New Mexico
Picturesque, wild

This is a beautiful sandy beach with a million photo ops. Nice little lagoon between beach and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
queen_of_expats
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indonesia
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Scenic beach located a short distance from Pescadero on the San Mateo County coast.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Highway One, South of HIghway 84/La Honda Road, Half Moon Bay, CA
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+1 800-444-7275
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Very pretty. When we were there the lagoon must have been at low tide, because there were actually places you could walk in wet sand to get to the beach, but your feet will get wet.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is a beautiful sandy beach with a million photo ops. Nice little lagoon between beach and highway. Good family beach. Parking lot fills up on nice weekends.

Thank queen_of_expats
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Right out of a book. Classic California beach with tall cliffs and gorgeous ocean views. Makes you love the ocean. A favorite spot of mine.

Thank Brin651
Reviewed 26 June 2016

There is parking and a bathroom, but you have to wade through a fairly large lagoon to get to the beach, so too hard to do with little ones and picnic stuff. We moved on to another beach. It's a small beach too.

Thank Hello_Travelers
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We came with our daughter and grandsons on a recent visit to Sunnyvale. I have to say, this is one of the more beautiful beaches in the area. There is a small stream that flows into the ocean from the mountains and it seems a...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 12 April 2016

There are so many breathtaking beaches between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. From my daughter's home in Palo Alto we drove to Half Moon Bay and south to Pomponio Beach. We had 3 youngsters with us ages 2, 5 and 9. Small parking lot with...More

Thank svjanis
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Nice picnic beach. Great to explore. Sometimes has washed up wood logs on beach. Kids love this beach.

Thank Kbrat25
Reviewed 20 August 2015

It is definitely a nice clean beach. Not that many people there. It was nice to be able to sit back and relax without being on top of each other.

Thank phxangelfire721
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Peaceful relaxing time just watching the waves come in. Close enought to half moon bay to check out local eateries and get back to the beach. Nice clean beach.

Thank lori b
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Pomponio State Beach is a simple beach. Simply beautiful and not usually too crowded or cluttered. The Yelp Reviews give a more opinionated description, but it is located not far from San Gregorio beach and the San Gregorio County Store which has live music as...More

Thank lakitalki
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