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S.F. Bay Area — No. California
Coastside

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Coastside is made
up of a string of scenic coastal communities from Montara and Princeton-by-the-Sea, to San Gregorio and Pescadero — it's nestled between the picturesque mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

It's one of our go-to places on a nice sunny day — we love walking along the bluffs and coastside trails overlooking the Pacific ocean, watching the surfers ride the waves, enjoying a picnic lunch on the beach or dining at one of the local seafood restaurants. Close to San Francisco, the Peninsula and the South Bay, Half Moon Bay is a popular retreat for both business and pleasure.



Half Moon Bay is home to the world-famous "Art & Pumpkin Festival" — and the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. It's worth a trip to Half Moon Bay just to see these amazing gigantic pumpkins.

Outdoor recreational activities include Horseback-Riding, Golf, Tennis, Biking, Surfing, Hiking, Deep-Sea Fishing, Kayaking, Beaches, and Whale-Watching. and fun Walking Trails — our favorites are the Bluff Top Coastal Park and the
Coastside Trail @ Ritz-Carlton.

Heading south from Half Moon Bay along the Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 1), there are nearly 50 miles of spectacular scenery, with rolling hills, rugged bluffs and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.



Fun Coastside attractions include: Pillar Point Harbor at Princeton-by-the-Sea, the historic town of Pescadero, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and Año Nuevo State Reserve (home to the largest mainland breeding colony of Elephant Seals).

In addition to its beaches lining the entire coast, you'll find resorts and oceanfront inns, fine restaurants, boutique shops, a winery, antique stores and quaint art galleries.

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Pacific Ocean Beach at Half Moon Bay

Suring the Pacific Ocean waves at Half Moon Bay, California

Alana pictured with a Giant Pumpkin at Half Moon Bay's World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off 2011

Giant Pumpkins in Half Moon Bay in October

Scenic Coastside Trail at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, California

Beach Parks in Half Moon Bay CA

Mavericks - Suring the Pacific Ocean waves at Half Moon Bay, California

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