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Half Moon Bay State Beach Francis Beach

Francis Beach, Half Moon Bay, California

Francis State Beach
This is one of our favorite Half Moon Bay destinations. The beach and the scenic walking path are spectacular.

Francis State Beach is located just South of the intersection of Highway 92 and Hwy 1 in Half Moon Bay. Look for signs to Kelly Ave and Francis Beach (see address and map below).



Beach Tips
Check Half Moon Bay weather before you leave for the day. The fog can be very cold. Bring layers and leave them in the car if you don't need them. Thick fog can roll in very fast, at any time.

Get to the beach early, especially on weekends. The parking lot fills up fast, particularly on warm, sunny days.



Take a moment to sit and reflect on life while taking in the scenic ocean views at Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay, California

The State Beach is a wonderful place to go for a picnic.

Picnic with friends at Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay

Picnic Tables at Francis Beach

Picnic Tables at Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay, California

Sitting out on Francis Beach - Half Moon Bay State Beach

Francis Beach - Half Moon Bay State Beach

Francis Beach is a great place to hike on a beach area

 

Directions to Francis State Beach
From Highway 92 (West), turn left (South) onto Highway 1, turn west on Poplar Street — follow signs to Francis Beach.

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Ocean view from Francis Beach, Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay State Beach - Francis Beach Coast

View from Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay, Calfiornia

Spectacular Ocean views above Poplar Beach, at Bluff Top Coastal Park, Half Moon Bay, California

Bluff-top benches are conveniently situated along the walkway— take a moment to sit and reflect on life while taking in the fabulous ocean and coastline views.

Take a moment to sit and reflect on life while taking in the scenic ocean views at Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay State Beach, California

The walkways allows for easy beach access — several sandy rocky trails lead down to Francis Beach (photo below).

Entrance to the Francis Beach. Catching some sun in a beach chair on Francis Beach in Half Moon Bay, California

Half Moon Bay State Beach - Francis Beach Visitor Center

The Francis Beach Visitor's Center is a small one-room building. However, there are lots of interesting books and gifts from the Half Moon Bay/Coastside area.

Visitor Center at Francis Beach - Half Moon Bay State Beach

No Dogs on Francis Beach

School Trips to Francis State Beach in Half Moon Bay

Entrance to the Francis Beach Beach Area.

Francis Beach Sign - Warning on Rip Currents

More Info on Half Moon Bay State Beaches
95 Kelly Ave
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Google Map
(650) 726-8819
Click here for State Park Web Site

 

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