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Half Moon Bay State Beach, CA

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Half Moon Bay State Beach is located about 30 miles south of San Francisco, off Hwy 1 in the town of Half Moon Bay. The campground offers 52 paved, level sites, all close to the beach.

650-726-8820

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Concerned about having a site for the weekend, I checked good old ReserveAmerica midweek and at first found no sites. But a few minutes later, while checking availability, one popped up - evidently a last minute cancellation. I sure hate paying that reservation fee, though.

Date of visit: Apr 2008

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The campground is right beside the beach. Sites 16, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 47, and 48 all back right on the beach.

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This is looking down the inner camp road. That's site 44 in the left foreground.

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The sites closer to the beach generally have no shade. That's site 35 on the right, sites 34 and 32 on the left.

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Site 48 is a nice private site facing the water.

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Sites 24 and 22.

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If you're interested in some shade, then sites in the back row, such as 6 and 8, would be a good choice. Just behind the trees is a paved bike/hike trail which extends about 4 miles.

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This view from the day use area shows how close the campground is to the beach.

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Not far from the campground is a stable, which offers rides down to and along the beach.

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Sunset over the Pacific.

Amenities

Dump station and water point available

No hookups

Verizon Broadband Access service

Rates: $25 ($2.00 Senior Discount)

Coord: 37.4681 N, 122.445 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Horseback riding

Bicycling

Surfing

 

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