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With iconic lighthouses, charming inns, and fresh seafood straight from the docks, the Half Moon Bay Coastside often draws comparisons to the quaint seaside towns of New England. Make no mistake, our surfer and organic farm-filled shores are undeniably Californian. Yet, there are enough endearing, seaside similarities between the two regions to play along for a weekend.… Read more →
Once you’ve gathered all of your fall decor items, create a setting on end tables and niches and, of course, a fabulous fall tablescape in your dining room—it’ll completely transform your home to celebrate autumn.
The biggest surf break of the Half Moon Bay area lures surfers from around the globe. Just off the coast, a short distance outside Pillar Point Harbor, Mavericks looms large on the horizon in winter months (November through March), when the storm swell pushes the surf into some of the biggest waves in the world. Originally named for the canine companion of a local surfer… Read more →
Spending time on the water or at the beach is a wonderful way to enjoy a personal escape, but it’s also an incredible experience for groups. Outdoor team building activities, far from the office environment, are optimal for creativity-based team building games and activities, where workers can feel free to solve problems that aren’t part of their day-to-day work routine.… Read more →
We love zapping virtual zombies on our phone too, but nothing beats the thrill of real-life play and wonder. With a dazzling landscape of farms and beaches, the Half Moon Bay Coastside is a nature-filled playground that will inspire adventure in all ages. Below, we’ve rounded up nine kid-friendly activities that will delight little ones and the young-at-heart… Read more →
A sunset over the ocean while you’re walking on the beach with your sweetheart is high on the list of those searching for romantic experiences. The Half Moon Bay Coastside has the ideal atmosphere for paramours—whether there’s an ocean view or not. From digging your toes in the sand to enjoying coastal cuisine to relaxing in a cozy home-away-from-home, there’s romance all… Read more →
The Half Moon Bay Coastside abounds with charming farms and nurseries, and perhaps the best place to experience their bounty is at the Coastside Farmers’ Market . More than a place to cross items off your shopping list, the twice-weekly markets are lively community gatherings where patrons chat with farmers, sample fresh food, and tap their toes to live music. For… Read more →
A view of the Pacific Ocean and smell of the salt air is an ideal way to start your day on the Half Moon Bay Coastside, but once you’ve had that first cup of coffee and walk on the beach, you may have a hunger for something more. Breakfast is essential for fueling your day, whether you’re planning an active excursion or a more leisurely pursuit, and this region is filled… Read more →
Situated just north of Pillar Point Harbor, this tranquil and semi-isolated beach promises an awe-inspiring ecological experience, serving as home to a colorful variety of marine life including sea urchins, anemone, sponges,  hermit crabs, sea stars and more.  Shorebirds, harbor seals and the occasional sea otter can be spotted, and with the ever evolving tide pools, the Reserve delivers a unique… Read more →
Inspired by the grand homes on Nantucket Island, the Nantucket Whale Inn is conveniently located on the quiet end of Main Street in the charming and historic village of Half Moon Bay. "The Innkeeper, David, and his husband, Jerry, have brought some of the East Coast charm of Nantucket Island to the West Coast. Their love of… Read more →