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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8297
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This is a beautiful, safe, well-used trail that traverses different terrain, all the while sticking... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Ocean views, nature and wildflowers

Easy walk, great place to see beautiful flowers blooming and birds stalking their prey. Watched a... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Easy and scenic hiking trail along the Pacific coast that measures six miles round trip.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bike ride” (11 reviews)
“golf course” (14 reviews)
Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-726-8297
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This is a beautiful, safe, well-used trail that traverses different terrain, all the while sticking close to the beach. You can go off the trail at many points and head to the beach if you would like. I saw 4 little wild rabbits on my...More

Thank pearl333333
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Easy walk, great place to see beautiful flowers blooming and birds stalking their prey. Watched a heron catch a field mouse 🐭. Caution on the path - it is a golf course and you are walking along side the fairways. Beautiful ocean scenery, nature at...More

Thank 531veran
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This trail is quiet, paved, flat, accessible. We spent two hours early morning just leisurely walking. You can skate, jog, bike, etc. dog friendly trail for locals and tourists. Beautiful views of the Pacific and gorgeous wildflowers in bloom in July.

Thank TW719
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We parked at the Ritz (you don't have to pay for valet if you tell them you want coastal access). The beginning of the trail is along the golf course, and then you he a sign that says end of trail. Continue walking past the...More

1  Thank Amy W
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Best to access this walk from the State Beach and work south. At the south end are cemented stairs down to the beach, but you have to haul things a long way to get there. Access from the Ritz Carlton will cost $35 per day...More

Thank CalGreyNomad
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The scenery here is simply gorgeous! These pictures don't do any justice at all...wish we had more time to hang this wonderful place. And thankful we were able to see this. So lovely!!

Thank Dorie R
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Must see place. The golf course on one side and the pacific ocean on the other....beautiful sight. The walk from Ritz Carlton up and down in close to 3 miles. The trail is safe and easy for children as well. Very very enjoyable. As you...More

1  Thank Vijay K
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We walked from Princeton over the coastal route to moss bay and we were blessed with amazing scenery over the cliff tops, as we approached moss beach the road was closed due to landslide however we managed to spot basking deals down on the beach!...More

Thank Mistymoo14
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

My granddaughter and I biked this trail and it was just an awesome experience along the ocean on a paved area for walking and biking. It is definitely longer than a mile as one reviewer thought- just keep following the paved trail- we did not...More

Thank 2seniorcitizens
Reviewed 25 May 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a leisurely stroll along the beach and coastside just outside of Half Moon Bay. The morning was cool and a bit overcast but still very comfortable with the light ocean breeze. The trail adjacent to the Ritz Hotel golf...More

Thank Dean B
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24 July 2017|
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Response from TW719 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Dogs are allowed on the trail, on the beach, everywhere we went!
Julie S
2 September 2016|
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Response from 723rudyg | Reviewed this property |
you can do both but the trail we traveled only went 1 mile
dzoara f
24 July 2016|
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Response from Patricia B | Reviewed this property |
There is no need pay. You can just find a place to park and hike. We chose to park at Francis Beach and walk to the Ritz Carlton. There was a small fee to park at the beach.