We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Highway One, San Gregorio, CA
Phone Number:
+1 800-444-7275

Beach on Half Moon Bay is a popular spot for surf fishing and whale...

Beach on Half Moon Bay is a popular spot for surf fishing and whale watching along the bluffs to the north.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 29 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 11
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
beautiful view

we stopped here on a whim and it was definitely worth it - the views are amazing and just a short walk up the hill path leads you to a great spot for pictures. we didn't swim but... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
Juliette B
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 26: English reviews
Level Contributor
77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

we stopped here on a whim and it was definitely worth it - the views are amazing and just a short walk up the hill path leads you to a great spot for pictures. we didn't swim but i would definitely love to spend an afternoon on this beach.

1 Thank Juliette B
Woodinville, Washington
Level Contributor
353 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A nice beach area that has free parking and rest rooms. It's one of the smaller beaches so isn't as crowded. It's a beautiful view.

Thank Brin651
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Beautiful, not crowded. Caves are interesting and add to the beach's beauty. My fav beach. Bathrooms are dirty, but it's a state park. Suprised at how few people go to this beach...it's a gem!

Thank lovetotravel2202
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

A lot of these beaches along Highway 1 are very similar. Almost no one is swimming, and if they are, they're in a wetsuit. On this beach we did find Driftwood and sand dollars tests to pick up.

Thank Daytonmomma
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
579 reviews
334 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during our drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. It's a lovely little beach with easy parking and restrooms. It's not a huge beach and not great for laying out but nice to stretch your legs and walk around for different views.

Thank StefJax
Cathedral City
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is a small, but very cozy beach in an almost secluded location. And it has the same name as my partner, so I had to give it four stars! :) Awful bathrooms, but who cares about that really...

Thank MichaelinSoCal
Level Contributor
680 reviews
290 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

You do have to pay to park here, but it's worth it. There is tons of driftwood on the beach and it's fun to create driftwood art. It's a bit difficult to get down to and the day we were there we couldn't access the main Beach due to a lagoon, but the little beach was still fun.

Thank legsbell
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Visited San Gregario State beach during my last trip to USA. I would say the scenic beauty is great, with rocks and blue water of Pacific. A must go with friends.

Thank Abhishek327
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The view is great. It is a good place to start a walk along the shore. There is a view from both the beach and the parking lot. There are a few tables by the parking lot for grilling. There is parking fee.

Thank Sally B
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

I love San Gregorio beach for a couple of reasons: 1. It's never too crowded; 2. It's pristine and has some of the most amazing sunsets you'll see in your life; 3. Good, intermediate level surfing. Only downside, $8 to park your car.... Also it can get windy and chilli when the sun goes down. Dress with layers and don't... More 

Thank LorenzoStau

Travellers who viewed San Gregorio State Beach also viewed


Been to San Gregorio State Beach? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from San Gregorio State Beach staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?