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9 Quintessential Things to Do in Half Moon Bay, California

Aishwarya Karwa Dec 2, 2019
Feel the perfect North Californian vibes on your escape to Half Moon Bay. It is a small city located in San Mateo county, perched on the rugged cliffs between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Take a look at the must-do things at Half Moon Bay.
Brace yourself for a bike ride, horseback ride and hike on the famous Poplar Beach. It stands out of all the Half Moon Bay beaches because of its animal-friendly atmosphere. You can get your dogs to play along at the beach.

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Visit the historic Pigeon Point Lighthouse which is known to be the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast and till date it aids in active Coast guard navigation.

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Visit Gray Whale Cove State beach, a small secluded beach where you can spot whales during the spring while they migrate towards the north side.

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Sharpen up your angling skills at Half Moon Bay's public piers located on the Pillar Point Harbor. Most commonly found fish species near the piers are jacksmelt and rockfish.
Take a trip to Crystal Springs Reservoir, the artificial pair of lakes in the San Mateo County, near Half Moon Bay. At this place, you can enjoy recreation activities, explore the lush green forests, hike through them and observe the wildlife closely.
Experience the thrill of surfing the tides at Montara State Beach, one of the cleanest beaches near the Half Moon Bay Area. You can also enjoy the panoramic beach views from the Montara Mountain.

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Learn to surf like a pro by taking classes at Pillar Point Surf school. The classes are held 7 days a week throughout the year.

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Book a round of golf at Half Moon Bay's golf courses. The bay has two top notch championship golf courses which has some of the finest holes, not to be found anywhere else.
Relish your taste buds with a wide range of beers and craft beers prepared by the expert brewmaster at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. Its most famous beer includes juicy India Pale ale.