Category Archives: Fishing

See How to Enjoy Half Moon Bay through Instagram Posts

Summer is almost here, but a lot of locals and tourists has been already taking advantage of enjoying Halfmoon Bay spring love. We hand picked top 5 best photos shot in Halfmoon Bay shared via Instagram.

1. Fishing is the name of the Game:

Didn’t get any myself, but these two got one! ~80 pulls #salmonfishing #saltlife #salmon #fishermenneverlie #newcaptainpete #hmb #halfmoonbay #pillarpointharbor #girlsfishtoo #girlwhofish #fisherwoman #fishing #fishingtrip #salmontrolling #oceanfishing

This photo from @fishermenneverlie is undeniably showing so much fun!

2. Travel in Style

Half moon Bay with family #weekend #lunch #americanlife #halfmoonbay #hotel #Ritzcarlton #withfamily

@elaine_yuling_liao is definitely looking gorge and fashionable in this photo.

3. MUST eat seafood.

#seafood lovely restaurant!! #Halfmoonbay #Saturday #summer #family


@yingyyz sure know how to spend the weekend 🙂

4. Water view is LOVE!

My favorite #nature walk along the bluffs overlooking #Mavericks in #HalfMoonBay #California


Can we all agree that @outdoorfashionista to experience such a lovely place?

5. Can’t forget about the coffee.

#Latte #coffee #arataicafe #halfmoonbay ☕



Who doesn’t love coffee? Well there might be some. But isn’t @michelleholtzhausen to be in Halfmoon bay and enjoy coffee too?

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Top 7 Things To Do in Half Moon Bay

Maximize your stay in Half Moon Bay by finding the perfect activities for leisure and play. Half Moon Bay is a hidden jewel just a few miles away San Francisco.  Here are a few unique and special activities you can do here!

1. Alvaro’s Adventure

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Pink-footed Shearwater, bird, birds, Alvaro's Adventure, seabirding, pelagic tours
Pink-footed Shearwater

Alvaro Jaramillo, known to many as a well-respected field birder and all-around top-man and owner of Alvaro’s Adventure, runs several California pelagic trips throughout the year. Experience seabirding with Alvaro’s Adventure as they will be having several spring trips this year! Check out their site here for more information.

2. Ano Nuevo State Park

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ano nuevo state park, elephant seals

Witness a a spectacle that’s unlike any other in Ano Nuevo State Park where hundreds of elephant seals of all sizes gather to fight, mate, give birth or just lay around.

There are guided tours conducted by volunteer naturalists, who explain the goings-on and keep the elephants seals and humans safe from each other. If you’re lucky, you will be able to witness a female giving birth to a pup or a skirmish battle between two males.

3. Half Moon Bay Adventures

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See the beauty of Half Moon Bay through the eyes of a real coastal native and explore the natural environment and culture in a way very few people ever do.

Half Moon Bay Adventures offer unique tours and activities custom tailored to your own specific interests and needs. Know more about their adventures here.

4. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

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anemone, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a rocky marine reserve in California located just north of Pillar Point Harbor and Mavericksin the San Mateo County community of Moss Beach. It hosts a living community of marine life that is of great interest to visitors and naturalists alike. You’ll be able to see a variety of seaweed, crabs, sponges, seastars, mollusks, and fish here in Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. It’s a beautiful but fragile complex full of educational value. Know more about the place here.

5. Half Moon Bay Golf Links

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Half Moon Bay, Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Located just a short drive from San Francisco, Half Moon Bay Golf Links radiates stately ambiance in a Georgian revival estate and 36 holes of oceanfront golf. Golf enthusiast will surely enjoy gentle ocean breezes that inspire the senses and the game.

6. Purisima Creek Redwoods

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Purissima Redwoods, Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

The Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve is located on the western slopes of historic Kings Mountain in Woodside, California overlooking Half Moon Bay. The open space features not only redwoods, but ferns, wildflowers, coastal scrub, several babbling brooks and even free maps for trekkers. Dogs aren’t allowed in the area so just leave your furry friends somewhere comfortable (not your car!).

7. La Nebbia Winery

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la nebia, la nebia winery, winery, La Nebbia Winery

Located in the picturesque hills of Half Moon Bay, La Nebbia Winery is the perfect place to take a sip of wine or two and relax. The place features award-winning wines, great food and a an awesome place to gather with good friends, old or new.

Need a place to stay in Half Moon Bay? Come and stay with us here in Harbor View Inn. Located right across the street from the beautiful California Coast and close to many attractions in Northern California, this is the Half Moon Bay hotel for you! Enjoy the breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean near Pillars Point from every suite, comfortable single king, single queen and double queen rooms,  a free continental breakfast each morning before you go out on your adventure, and more!

For online reservations, click here. You may also call us at (800) 886-6997.

Great Fishing Experience at Halfmoon Bay California

The great state of California is known for many different attractions and is definitely one of the hottest destinations for tourists and out of town visitors. California has been known for its lovely weather, many landmarks and of course, its coastal scene. The California coast is known for its beaches, surfing spots, whale watching seasons and many exciting fishing opportunities.

Half Moon Bay in California is a coastal city that is quite known for the rich fishing opportunities. Specifically, Pillar Point Harbor is a great spot for fishing boats as it is a safe and secure area for marine establishments. The Half Moon Bay coast has a variety of fish species in its waters which include the flatfish, rockfish, the Pacific herring, halibut, salmon, and many more. Fishing trips are often a great adventure to both families/groups or for individuals who want to learn how to fish, or at the very least share in the experience of going out to sea and help out and join fishermen as they make their catch of the day.

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Pillar Point Halfmoon Bay. Photo from Wikipedia

Many of the fishermen in Half Moon Bay, California, sell their catch at a very affordable rate. Almost every day, people and customers can visit the Pillar Point Harbor and buy crabs, salmon and a variety of other fishes straight from the boats and pay the fishermen themselves to get the best prices and discounts. Locals even visit restaurants and request to have the fishes they purchased cleaned and filleted.

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King Salmon. Image from

Fishing trips in Half Moon Bay can also turn into a complete nature adventure. For those who are truly into the fishing experience, the bay is one of the best and most ideal places to fish for King Salmon. The coastal area is teeming with krill, anchovies and other small fishes which King Salmons would normally feed on. If you come to fish during the salmon season, you have a great chance of catching salmon that’s as big as 15 pounds. In addition to salmon, fishing for rockfish is also quite popular. They are normally found in more shallow waters and are a different experience.

To round off your nature adventure on the sea, boats can take their passengers to areas where whale watching is available. The California coast is known for its grey whales and is seen almost year round. At times dolphins and humpback whales are also in the area making the whale watching experience all the more special. Every year, they make their migration to mate and give birth to new whales. Their migration is a unique experience that is a must see for any visitor or tourist.

For travelers and tourists looking for an adventure that is unique to Half Moon Bay California, then a fishing trip is just the thing you need to try. Pair that with a few hours of whale watching and you have an amazing day at sea that is only available in Half Moon Bay. Remember to book your adventure and accommodations in advance. Hotels like the Harbor View Inn are close to the Pillar Point Harbor and make your fishing trip all the more convenient. Visit their website at for more information.