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Half Moon Bay State Beach

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Address: Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground...

Broad and sandy beach stretching more than four miles features campground facilities and trails for hikers and horseback riders.

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Great views and easy access

The campground was clean and quiet at night. Fire rings make it even more enjoyable. Easy beach access and paths to follow. plenty to do and close to places to eat and shop for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Justin L
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Littleton, Colorado
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Littleton, Colorado
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The campground was clean and quiet at night. Fire rings make it even more enjoyable. Easy beach access and paths to follow. plenty to do and close to places to eat and shop for groceries if camping. Firewood is available in the area for purchase but tends to be a bit pricey but still easier than hauling it for a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a nice little campground right off the beach. The sites themselves offer little in the way of privacy and there are few trees but the location can't be beat. Be prepared for a lot of exposure since it is right on the beach so you will be in the sun or in the fog and wind depending on... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Half Moon Beach is beautiful and picturesque but at the same time very windy. On a sunny day it is great to be at this place

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have camped here multiple times in our RV. Most of the sites are set up for RVs and have electricity. There is some tent camping and also an area for bicycle tourists to camp. The beach is wide and goes for miles. Even in summer is not crowded - off season it is very quiet. The bad news, it... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Beach is clean. Plenty of parking for $10 on weekday in December when we went . There's a walking trail. If you are mobility impaired, it will be difficult to physically access the beach itself, unless I missed seeing stairs or a ramp. The ground is quite steep from the parking lot to the beach, and we assisted family members... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Not a lot of visitors here, a few surfers, heavy waves, nice walking along the beach. 10 Dollars parking fee but the rangers were happy to point put some alternatives. Travel along the route 1 and you will find more beaches where you do not need to pay.

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This was a stop on our road trip up the coast of California. Nice easy place to get out of the car, stretch your legs, walk the beach, use the bathroom, etc.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Nice scenery and sandy beach. Nice to see the birds sat on the sand. Parking is 10 dollars. Shame they don't have a refreshment van.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very nice beach but it cost $10 to park in the lot! There's a cute little visitors center and some bathrooms as well.

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Ashford, Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We picked up a picnic at a local supermarket and drove down to the beach before heading to SF international airport for our flight home, about 30-40 miles away. Perfect weather, picnic tables right down on the edge of the beach and an unhurried lunch; what's not to like?

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