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Address: Venice Blvd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

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Beach close to San Fran

Great spot close to the Bay area and silicon valley to drive to and walk along the beach with not a lot of traffic during the week and nice spot to just sit and listen to the... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Franc379
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great spot close to the Bay area and silicon valley to drive to and walk along the beach with not a lot of traffic during the week and nice spot to just sit and listen to the waves.

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new york, ny usa
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This had to be one of America's best beaches. The waves lapping at the shore. Seagulls flying overhead. The sun shining bright. The only thing missing is a warm ocean to dive into. Yes, the water is cold and not for swimming. But lie back and relax. Let the sounds of the waves relax you. Keep the place clean. Let... More 

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Modesto, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My husband can not climb up hills and this beach has a staircase leading down to the beach. It was clean and had very few visitors. Quiet and peaceful place to watch for dolphins and whales.

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1 Thank Sharonoo7
Brussels, Belgium
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

switched to venice beach when parking to all other beaches in half moon bay turned out to be full. was good plan as beach was not as crowded as other places and plenty of parking spaces too.

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Lodi
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177 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

A lovely beach for a walk, lots of shells to look at along with many birds and a few seals. Was quiet the day we were there with just a few other people on the beach.

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Florence, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Love the beach, the trail, the quiet surrounding... we walked and ran there several times a day. If you want relaxation, this is the place.

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

This beach area has a good parking lot (costs $10 to park) and it is close to the beach area, but there is a very rough patch of gravel type road just before the approach to the lot. Not sure why this is not being fixed. There were enough spots open but we did see a few people parked along... More 

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3 Thank Jay S
San Jose, California
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

There was a bench to sit on a smooth short walk from the car park. Fairly easy stroll for me as a disabled person using a cane. Lots of beautiful wildflowers in bloom.

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Half Moon Bay, California, United States
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179 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This beach gives you good parking options, be prepared to pay on some days. Don't cheap out and not pay, our State Parks need the dough. I ride my bike right past it 3x a week during the summer months and of the beaches I think this one is pretty nice and the parking is not always full. Remember the... More 

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california
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

My only complaint was the amount of birds. There must have been hundreds of seagulls and they were looking for food. It was a beautiful day and it was not too crowded with people just birds!

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