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A bustling gathering spot since 2000, Half Moon Brewing Co. draws locals and visitors alike with killer views, brews, and grub. Situated along the shoreline in charming Pillar Point Harbor, the welcoming craft brewery and restaurant offers a sense of place with fresh local seafood, beers brewed onsite, and an expansive, light-strung… Read more →
When the Coastside’s famously large swells start picking up, so, too, does excitement for the Mavericks Surf Challenge. First held in 1999, the thrilling big wave surf contest draws an elite group of surfers from around the globe—from Australia to Portugal—to brave towering waves that frequently top twenty-five feet. Given the… Read more →
Save on your next visit to the Half Moon Bay Coastside with our round-up of seasonal and ongoing lodging specials in effect for December 2018. Beach House Hotel Enjoy special holiday savings at this luxuriously appointed New England-style boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. For the perfect winter getaway, guests can… Read more →
Half Moon Bay is a magical place during the holidays. With it's small town charm and mild weather, the Coastside shines as the days grow short. Here are some of our favorite things to do and see this yuletide season. Night of Lights December 7th,  2018 from 6pm to 9pm. Night of Lights is free event hosted in downtown Half Moon… Read more →
Half Moon Bay is a dream for nature lovers. The coastline offers paths for hiking and biking, camping and while the water is too cold for swimming, it’s great for surfing, boating and standup paddle boarding. It also affords wonderful opportunities to see wildlife including whales, porpoises, birds and elephant seals. Here are some highlights… Read more →
From Highway 1 heading along the coast to Half Moon Bay you’ll see plenty of farms and a bustling harbor and plenty of beaches, so it’s no surprise that this region has fantastic fresh produce and seafood. But Half Moon Bay also excels at distilling, brewing and winemaking. Whether you’re sticking in town or venturing out there are… Read more →
The Half Moon Bay Coastside truly comes to life during the fall and early winter season. Pumpkins abound, of course (they don't call us the Pumpkin Capital of the World for nothing), but there's so much more to see and do. Here are just some of the highlights of the coming months. Cool Harbor Nights Car Show  The First… Read more →
A great family getaway awaits in Half Moon Bay. With beautiful beaches, horseback riding, unique shopping and family farms, there’s plenty of fun for both kids and adults. Here are some top picks for a long weekend getaway.  Friday Go for a ride Ease into the weekend with a horseback ride. Sea Horse Ranch offers guided trail… Read more →
With an an inspiring coastal setting, accessible locale, and unique venues that will delight your team—and your budget office—The Half Moon Bay Coastside provides a compelling destination for offsite meetings and corporate retreats. Located 40 minutes from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, the pastoral region feels worlds away with… Read more →
Just across the quaint stone bridge in downtown Half Moon Bay is a culinary treasure. Pasta Moon is a restaurant that manages to balance gracefully between two worlds. In 1987 Kim Levin, executive chef and owner, inspired by fresh local ingredients, opened a small six-seat restaurant in what is now the front half of the main dining… Read more →