S.F. Bay Area — No. California
Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Coastside
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.
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
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.
Half Moon Bay