Whether you want to tee off in style on award-wining golf courses or sunbathe on the army of beaches, the coastal community of Half Moon Bay is sure to have you living the Californian dream. Only accessible by a two-lane country road, this quiet haven feels a world away from the hustle of city life – yet it’s only a 30-minute drive from San Francisco.
Hotels are grand yet inviting. Many boast tranquil spas to relax in, tantalising local fare to tuck in to and are set in wonderful locations close to all the action. Those on the hunt for thrills are sure to be pleased thanks to the plethora of beaches offering fantastic surfing opportunities that’s sure to get your heart racing and hair wet. Families will love the volleyball on offer with alongside the abundance of watersports found just off the shore.
Love to explore? You will be pleased to know that there is a plethora of cycling, walking and horse trails to indulge in. Get active and take an adventure, lapping up the landmarks and top sights of the area as you go. Whether it’s the picturesque Pigeon Point Lighthouse or the whales at Gray Whale Cove, you’re sure to discover something unforgettable. Alternatively, Año Nuevo State Park houses elephant seals amongst other wildlife should you want to get even closer to majestic creatures.
Feeling peckish? The coastal streets are home to great restaurants that are sure to whet your appetite. If you love seafood, you’re in for a treat with lobster, clams and exquisite fish found in many of the eateries.
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If here in October, make sure to go to the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival. One of the oldest and largest events in California, expect to have a go at pumpkin carving, dress up with the locals or simply admire everyone else.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC -8
- Currency: USD
Flying time to destination:
11-hours from London
- Nearest Airport: San Francisco International Airport
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 15°c||Feb: 16°c||Mar: 16°c|
|Apr: 16°c||May: 16°c||Jun: 18°c|
|Jul: 18°c||Aug: 19°c||Sep: 19°c|
|Oct: 19°c||Nov: 17°c||Dec: 15°c|