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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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Beautiful beach a little windy but beautiful. Nice hiking trail next to the ocean. My wife and I just sat there looking at waves and ocean view.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach a little windy but beautiful. Nice hiking trail next to the ocean. My wife and I just sat there looking at waves and ocean view.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We used to camp at the campgrounds here. Always fun. We moved to Half Moon Bay a couple years ago so camp at home! Wish dogs could run free of leashes

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Pricey state beach campground close to San Francisco. Beautiful beach and views. Lots of foliage near campsites closest to water. Stairs to beach, great sunsets! We paid about $80 US for a campsite per night. If you really want to camp at the beach it is worth it, however you can nearly get a hotel in downtown SF for this!

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Chappaqua, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I suggest planning to walk along the coastal path to several public and beautiful beaches. The path is miles long.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Nice , clean beach with easy access (parking is $10 :-)) I visited on April evening. Air was not cold & fresh. Lots of place to roam around & see various views. I did not see many swimmer or surfers, May be, the beach is not safe. I did not see any lifeguards too. This month, the bushes/plants near the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is one of the nicest beaches we have found. Great for walking, easy views, some fishing. We will return.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Horrible experience tent camping here. Windy beach and all RV visitors. On our trip, there were a group of obnoxiously loud middle-age 50 year old women blasting Michael McDonald at 10 pm a night and screaming profanity/ arguing until very late. No campground host available to quiet them and they would not quiet down even after politely being asked by... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Well fans, Monte has once again brought out his typing gloves and is prepared to complete some reviews. HMB was a lovely beach, secluded yet not. Warm breezes prevailed as a result of the wildfires close by. The water was somewhat COLD, the sand DRY. All in all, Monte will return. Mainly to watch the seals frolick.

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Manteca, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Beautiful, Peaceful, Our California Coast Line is something many people fail to explore. Do yourself a favor take a ride here !!!!!

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We wanted to go camping by the beach again, so I picked out this spot as I've been here quite a few times during the day, but never overnight. When we arrived we were surprised to see that 90% of the campground occupants were RVs/trailers, but we didn't mind as that meant electric outlets! (sorry we not hardcore campers haha).... More 

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