Catch the Sunset at Maverick's Beach

Catch the Sunset at Maverick's Beach

Tide Pools Parking Lot

Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Michael Gabbert

Adult Beverages
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Scenic

Witness huge waves and the sun setting over the Pacific on the world famous Maverick's Beach.

Maverick's beach is most well-known for the Maverick surf competition and the gnarly waves which surface here in the winter months. For the rest of the year, the beach is still a site to see. With huge waves crashing ¼ mile off shore and bluffs towering 100 feet above you, it’s a picturesque place to take in the sunset.

To get here, you’ll park at the Tide Pools Parking Lot. The parking lot can fit 20-25 cars and sits just south of the Pillar Point Bluffs in northern Half Moon Bay. Once parked, you’ll walk along a path nudging up against the side of the bluffs for ½ mile until you reach the beach. The length of the beach and how far you can walk down it will completely depend on the tides.

Go as far as you’d like to along the shore and sit back and enjoy the sun setting over the Pacific. After the sunset, swing by Half Moon Bay Brewing located on your drive back to the highway for some tasty craft brews.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Starting there about 4-5 years it's my favorite beach off the 1

Distance

1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Michael Gabbert

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