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TOP 3 Tourists Spot in Half Moon Bay via TripAdvisor

The city of Half Moon Bay rests on the Pacific Coast in one of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. It is located approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco which make it one of the favorite tourist destination in the Bay Area.

If you are touring Half Moon Bay for the first time, read on…because you are about to discover the gems in this city.

TripAdvisor has listed top 30 tourist destination in Half Moon Bay and today we will uncover the TOP 3.

1. Half Moon Bay State Beach

Half Moon Bay State Beach
This photo was originally published in TripAdvisor

If you are into picnicing, fishing and sunbathing this is could be the best beach for you. It has four miles of broad, sandy beaches stretch out perfect for lounging or beach bumming.

Location/Directions
The beach is located a half-mile west of Highway 1 with 3 parking lots in the City of Half Moon Bay. The three parking and beach access points are below:

Francis Beach, at the end of Kelly Avenue in the City of Half Moon Bay.
Venice Beach, at the end of Venice Boulevard off Highway 1.
Dunes Beach at the end of Young Avenue off Highway 1.

Learn More About the Half Moon Bay State Beach Here

2. Mavericks

Mavericks Half Moon Bay
This photo was originally published in Wikipedea

Mavericks is one of the best surfing location in North California. It has been favorited by a lot of professional surfers. The beach stretches for about 2 miles just reaching Pillar Point Harbor. Many of the world’s best big wave surfers would visit Mavericks during the winter season and challenge the massive waves which can crest at 25 feet and reach up to 80 feet. Not every skilled surfer can become big wave surfer. This is an entire class of riders that take on the most challenging of waves in Maverick, Half Moon Bay. As a matter of fact, the big wave competition at Mavericks is an invitational event and only the most daring surfers accept the risk and challenge of riding such big waves. The great waves are caused by the unique underwater rock formation and needless to say, this is not the ideal place for beginners.

Learn More About Mavericks Here

3. Pescadero Beach

Pescadero Beach review
A review Posted in TripAdvisor

Pescader means “a place to fish” in Spanish.

Pescadero Beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities.

Pescadero Beach
Photo was originally published in TripAdvisor

Location/Directions
The beach is located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway One.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

Facilities/Activities
Dogs are prohibited on the beach and in the Natural Preserve at all times. Please refrain from removing shells, driftwood, and other natural beach features.

Learn More About Pescadero Beach Here

Need a room to stay in Half Moon Bay? Checkout Harbor View Inn.

mavericks Half Moon Bay Surfing

Harbor View Inn invites tourists to try Surfing Spots in Half Moon Bay

The great coastal state of California is home to many different attractions and one of the most popular among them are its beaches. The coast line of California is the setting for many different attractions and activities. Some of the most popular among them include beach volleyball, swimming, whale watching and fishing trips. But surfing is most likely what stands out as a fun beach activity in California and it is everywhere.

Many of California’s beaches are very good for surfing. Some of the well-known surfing destinations in the state include Malibu, Linda Mar, Ricon, Oceanside and many more. Alongside these popular beaches, Half Moon Bay is also quite a popular destination for surfing. The Harbor View Inn, located in Half Moon Bay, has consistently recommended Maverick’s as one of the best surfing spots in California. Known for its cold waters and big waves, Mavericks is very popular with surfers who look for some challenge and the chance to ride major waves.

Surfing at Half Moon Bay
Photo originally published in www.jaywatson.com

Mavericks is the best surfing beach in California for advanced and expert surfers who would like to test their skills against the giant waves. The beach stretches for about 2 miles just reaching Pillar Point Harbor. Many of the world’s best big wave surfers would visit Mavericks during the winter season and challenge the massive waves which can crest at 25 feet and reach up to 80 feet. Not every skilled surfer can become big wave surfer. This is an entire class of riders that take on the most challenging of waves in Maverick, Half Moon Bay. As a matter of fact, the big wave competition at Mavericks is an invitational event and only the most daring surfers accept the risk and challenge of riding such big waves. The great waves are caused by the unique underwater rock formation and needless to say, this is not the ideal place for beginners.

However, many novice surfers and spectators would flock to Mavericks every year during winter to see these international big wave surfers compete against each other and ride the biggest and best waves ever seen. This is truly a must see event for any one especially for out of town visitors and tourists. For those who would also like to try surfing but at much easier levels, Half Moon Bay California also features beautiful beaches that are suited for families and beginner surfers. Some of these beaches include the Half Moon Bay State Beach, Dunes Beach, Redondo Beach and Surfer’s Beach.

In any case, a visit to Half Moon Bay is truly a worthwhile experience. With many beautiful beaches, fishing tours, whale watching opportunities and one of the most thrilling surfing competitions in the world, visitors are never bored. Many tourists would book ahead in Harbor View Inn for the big wave competition as accommodations do go fast during this one of a kind surfing event.