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Enjoy the Pacific Surf at these Half Moon Bay Beaches

May 19, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Half Moon Bay BeachesWhether you are a beach lover or a wildlife enthusiast, Half Moon Bay has something for you. Choosing Mill Rose Inn as your summer destination will give you easy access to all the beaches Half Moon has to offer and will put you in a prime spot to see the California wildlife. Made up of several of the loveliest stretches of sand on the west coast, Half Moon Bay beaches are great to explore and enjoy some of CA’s most beautiful views. Here are a few of our favorite spots!


World-renowned Mavericks beach is definitely worth a visit. It’s known for big-wave surfing and is where the world famous Mavericks Invitational takes place. Waves can regularly crest over 25 feet and sometimes reach over 80 feet! Stroll along this beautiful beach, let the salty breeze blow through your hair and wriggle your toes in the sand. Sit on the beach in the evening when the sun is setting; you won’t regret it! After walking across the beach, follow one of the small trails to the top of the cliffs to enjoy a view of a lifetime. The cliffs overlooking Mavericks are teeming with spectators during the big wave competition, so take advantage of the peaceful solitude.  Make sure to bring your camera!


More than four miles of sandy beach, Half Moon Bay State Beach has many beautiful spots to wander along the shoreline, trek a trail or gallop along on horseback. The wide, soft-sand beaches stretch from the ocean to high cliffs, creating an one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Being one of the best places to experience the Pacific Ocean, you don’t want to miss out! You can walk miles along this scenic beach or hike along the jagged cliffs and bluffs. In the summer, the bluffs are covered with an abundance of flowers, creating a sea of pink.


Some other popular activities to do on Half Moon Bay State Beach are sunbathing, fishing, picnicking and surfing. Caution should be exercised when contemplating a swim, for the water is cold year round and the currents are dangerous.


Home to a variety of native California wildlife, Half Moon State Beach is a great place for wildlife enthusiasts. Species include sea lions, gray foxes, mountain lions, harbor seals, elephant seals, coyotes and a colony of rare Western Snowy Plover. Be sure to watch for whales and dolphins in the water!



After a day on Half Moon Bay Beaches, Mill Rose Inn is the perfect place to come back and relax. Our rooms and suites offer modern conveniences but are traditional decorated to give guests a true California Inn experience. Each room has its own private bath, cable television, complimentary wireless Internet access and a well-stocked refrigerator with complimentary beverages. Each stay includes a delicious breakfast in the morning, so you’ll be ready for the exciting day ahead. When you choose to stay at Mill Rose Inn, you ensure that your time in the area will be truly memorable. Find your favorite room and begin planning your Half Moon Bay Beach getaway today!


Photo courtesy Jon ‘K‘.