Half Moon Bay, CA – Memorial Day is quickly approaching, and that means summer is just around the corner! With more sunny weather on the way, it is anticipated that many people will spend time in Half Moon Bay walking along the coastal bluffs, visiting the beaches, and enjoying local shops and restaurants. In anticipation of an influx of visitors, the City of Half Moon Bay offers some tips and reminders that will help keep the coastside clean and safe, and ensure enjoyable visits for everyone, all summer long.
When you visit the coastside, please remember:
- Carry out what you carry in. Do not leave trash behind. If you have trash, dispose of it in one of the receptacles near the beach entrance, or take it with you to dispose of at home.
- Small plastic bottles are prohibited on Half Moon Bay beaches and parks – plastic bottles must be 1 liter or larger. However, it’s best to bring along your own reusable water bottle.
- Alcohol is prohibited at all Half Moon Bay beaches and parks.
- Parking may be difficult. If the parking areas are full at one of our highly-visited Half Moon Bay beaches, you can take just a short drive and check out another of the many beautiful beaches along the coast, including these.
City of Half Moon Bay Beaches
- Poplar Beach
- Surfers Beach
- Manhattan Beach/Canada Verde
State Beaches in Half Moon Bay
- Half Moon Bay State Beach
- Dunes Beach
- Venice Beach
- Francis Beach
Other nearby State Beaches
- Montara State Beach
- Gray Whale Cove State Beach
- San Gregorio State Beach
- Pescadero State Beach
- Bean Hollow State Beach
- Mirada Surf West
Make sure to check traffic before you visit the coastside, and if you find yourself in traffic while on Highway 92, tune in to 100.9 FM for information.
These tips and reminders are for your comfort and safety while you visit Half Moon Bay, its beaches, or other coastside areas.
Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 12,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is www.hmbcity.com.