Hike Along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail

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Added by Gene Reyes

Hike a long the world famous Pacific Coast in Half Moon Bay. Very easy partially paved, brisk walk with the family.

Start at the visitor center along Kelly Avenue. Take note that the day parking fee is $10 in 2016 for each vehicle. You will then be able to enjoy both the Coastside Trail and Francis Beach (plus other beaches) with access to the amenities such as coin-operated showers and a semi-private beach.

The trail itself is an easy ~5-mile brisk walk along the Pacific Coast with many sights to see. Note that camping is not required to get access to the trail.

Camping at the Half Moon Bay State Beach Campground is on high-demand year-after-year and it is suggested to make reservations ahead of time online at reserveamerica.com. Waking up the morning when reservations open could be your only chance at saving a spot!

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Towels
  • Beach Mat
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Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography

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5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

104 Feet


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area

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