About Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay – An incredibly beautiful coastal town put on the map by the Mavericks surf contest (the waves can be as high as 50 feet!), the Pumpkin Festival (the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off is taken VERY seriously), and for being a hotbed of illegal rum running during Prohibition (thanks to dense fog and hidden coves, the secret activity was easily kept, well, secret).

This quaint town offers fresh produce stands, horseback riding, beautiful teak furniture, metal sculptures (who doesn’t like a Dino photo opp?), beaches, whale watching, golf and wine tasting all along its stretches of highway (just to name a few things). The historic downtown provides visitors with an array of cuisines, charming shops, idyllic Inns and unique landmarks.

Whether you just feel like kicking back and listening to live music at The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company or taking an ocean view filled walk on the Coastside Trail, Half Moon Bay won’t disappoint. We look forward to seeing you there!

Things to Do and See

Visit Pillar Point Harbor where there is a nice refuge of calm water and local businesses.

Indulge in Sam’s Chowder House for award-winning seafood dishes and incredible views.

Take your pick of the many beaches!

Glide on the ocean with Half Moon Bay Kayak Company Day Tours.

Hike Montara Mountain for some of the best coastal views.

Have breakfast at a locals spot while watching small planes take off and land at Half Moon Bay Airport.

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