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Mill Rose Inn Wedding Rather Than a Beach Wedding

August 21, 2016 by Mill Rose Inn

Why have a Mill Rose Inn Wedding rather than a Beach Wedding?

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Half Moon Bay is a wonderful area for everyone to visit, especially on your special Mill Rose Inn Wedding. Nestled between the coast and the redwood forest, Half Moon Bay is a classic romantic getaway. Enjoy a picnic on the beach and take view a beautiful sunset, or take in an early morning hike in the heavenly redwood forest where crystal clear creek waters show you of the natural wonders of the world.

The Mill Rose Inn is located in the heart of Half Moon Bay and offers a luxurious, intimate, and indulgent atmosphere where lovers and guests alike lose themselves in English country gardens. The owner and innkeeper Eve Baldwin, will help coordinate your wedding. With over 30 years of helping couples create and personalize their wedding day and host receptions, wedding couples can be assured that they can relax and enjoy their special day.

The weather in Half Moon Bay can be unpredictable. Tents and other accommodations at the Mill Rose are offered if the forecast is less than perfect. The Mill Rose Inn is a short distance to the beach for a visit. You can go to the ocean-side to take some wedding photos, or shop and dine in our delightfully picturesque downtown. Street parking plentiful in front of the inn, and if the wedding party is of a larger size the Mill Rose is a wonderfully short distance to other hotels.

There is no better place to create and cherish everlasting memories of your most timeless and unforgettable Mill Rose Inn wedding. Celebrate from day to night surrounded by beauty, twinkling lights, and nighttime glow.

For more information on weddings and special events at the Mill Rose Inn, please visit this link: Mill Rose Inn Weddings

Visit a Distillery in Half Moon Bay for the Best Spirits

March 2, 2016 by Mill Rose Inn

Bartender Making Drink

There are several Half Moon Bay restaurants and Half Moon Bay breweries, but only two major distilleries. Half Moon Bay Distillery and Moss Beach Distillery are worth a visit particularly because of their individual stories. While one tells the story of an Austrian town that was part of the distillery business for centuries, while the other tells the story of “The Blue Lady,” a famous resident ghost. Up your alcohol game from beer to spirits (both alcoholic and ghostly) by visiting a distillery in Half Moon Bay!

Half Moon Bay Distillery

History

Half Moon Bay Distillery was established in 2012 by Ulli and Caesar Bisono. Ulli was raised in Austria in the northern Alps, where farmers in her hometown have been distilling fruit brandy for centuries. She became a small business owner in real estate before moving to the California coast and fulfilling her dream of owning a distillery. Her husband, Caesar, was born in New York but spent summers with his grandparents in the Dominican Republic. Sticking with his Dominican heritage, Caesar became a connoisseur of fine liqueurs, from rum to whiskey and gin. He spent his early career as a jockey before moving to Northern California to manage an equestrian event facility. After meeting Ulli and working with a gold-medal-winning Austrian distiller, he was officially introduced to the art of distilling.

Products

Half Moon Distillery distributes to several retail outlets as well as bars and restaurants. Just a few of these include Sun Valley Market, Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company, Flavor Coastal Comfort Food, the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club, and Via Uno. Specialty products at this distillery in Half Moon Bay are top-shelf Purissima Vodka and bar-strength yet smooth Harvard Avenue Gin. Half Moon Distillery also features a cocktail of the month using one of their spirits, such as the Harvard Avenue Gin Gimlet, a blend of gin, fresh lime juice, Rose’s Lime Syrup, and fresh mint leaves.

Moss Beach Distillery

Ghost Story

Alcohol isn’t the only spirit at the haunted Moss Beach Distillery. “The Blue Lady” is a ghostly fixture, featured on Unsolved Mysteries and The Legend of the Blue Lady. According to legend, over 70 years ago, a woman fell in love with a pianist, though she was already married to another man. She was killed while walking on the beach below the restaurant with her lover, and she is said to still be searching for him. Unexplained activities at this distillery in Half Moon Bay include mysterious phone calls from no one, levitating checkbooks, locked rooms form the inside without any other means of entry, and women diners losing one earring mysteriously.

Dining

Moss Beach Distillery used to be one of the most successful speakeasies of the 1920s, but now serves as an oceanside restaurant, bar, and event space. Sunday brunch is a specialty, including menu items such as smoked salmon benedict, pulled pork rancheros, and the California coastal omelet along with a bottomless glass of sparkling wine or mimosa. The all-day menu starts off with kale and quinoa salad or an oyster shooter before diving into entrees such as a yellowfish tuna sandwich, wild mushroom ravioli, pan-seared filet mignon, crab and avocado quesadilla, or Frank’s fish and chips. The dog-friendly patio also includes a pooch menu that features bacon slices, grilled chicken breast, and a bowl of kibble. The real menu at this distillery in Half Moon Bay is the cocktail menu, featuring signature drinks such as a Pomegraniti, Poison Apple, Cucumber Apple Press, and of course The Blue Lady.

Take a Cab Back to Mill Rose Inn

After indulging in some spirits from a distillery in Half Moon Bay, be sure to take a cab ride back to Mill Rose Inn, a luxurious bed and breakfast by the sea. Soak away your troubles in the Garden Jacuzzi or rest in one of many elaborate yet charming rooms before waking up to a delicious homemade breakfast! For more information on what to do in Half Moon Bay, download our free vacation guide!

Why You Should Relax at Cowell Ranch Beach

June 17, 2015 by Mill Rose Inn

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Photo Credit: Miguel Vieira / Flickr

Cowell Ranch Beach is just a few miles south of Half Moon Bay and is characterized, much like other beaches in the area, by its oceanside bluffs that offer sweeping views of the Pacific and its coastline, as well as wonderful places for hiking and biking. Whether you are simply looking for a remote beach on which to relax and enjoy the area’s natural surroundings, or rather a place to get a good walk in, Cowell Ranch Beach is a great and very accessible option. You can count not only the gorgeous panoramas, but also that you’ll see some rare seasonal wildlife.

How to Get There

Cowell Ranch Beach is about three miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1, making it a straight shot. You’ll see a parking lot on the side of the road that is connected to a trailhead, which will take you about a half mile down the bluffs to the beach below. Open from 8 am to sunset every day, the walk down to the beach is quick and easy, with the trudge back being, while still short, quite steep but equipped with safe stairs so you can take as much time as you need.

Cowell Ranch Beach History

Once an actual working Ranch, the beach is now owned by the state parks system having been recovered and donated by the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) in 1987. However, a century before in the 1880s it belonged to Henry Doebbel, a German immigrant who made a fortune with San Francisco’s first waffle shop and then established a prosperous farm three miles south of where the beach is today. When economic hardships hit he was forced to mortgage his farm to Henry Cowell who foreclosed on it in 1890 with the property eventually falling into complete disrepair.

Things to See and Do

When the 1,270 acre area was acquired by POST, they began to work with the Coastal Conservancy to develop the Cowell-Purisima Trail, a 3.6 mile segment of the California Coastal Trail, that is open on weekends and holidays. The trail is easy with a brief steep section and offers breathtaking views of the ocean and Santa Cruz Mountains. Aside from three bridge crossings you will also walk past fertile farm fields and along the Purisima Creek. After a hike, unwind on the beach with a picnic and keep your eyes peeled southward toward Seal Beach where you are sure to see harbor seals sunning on the rocks on swimming in he water. If you are here in early spring you may even witness the mamas giving birth to teeny pups. Pelicans, hawks, and wildflowers are other coveted sites for this conserved area.

 

Half Moon Bay is a lovely destination whose coastline is scattered with beaches that are wonderful for both lounging as well as surfing, boating and fishing. If you have yet to explore this pocket of Northern California glory, start planning your trip now! If you’re curious about other things to do in the area, check out this free Half Moon Bay vacation guide full of great ideas.

 

 

Half Moon Bay Hiking Trails You Should Experience

December 15, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

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A Half Moon Bay hiking trail / Photo By H. Grimes via Flickr

Now that the cooler weather is setting in here in beautiful Half Moon Bay and there are fewer days where sitting on the beach is going to be comfortable – though sometimes we get those days mid-winter – there are plenty of great ways to see this gorgeous stretch of Northern California coastline while keep your blood warm. The area has diverse terrain ranging from coast-side cliffs and marshland, to sizable seaside mountains. If you have imagined a particular way to observe the Pacific you can almost certainly find along one of the many Half Moon Bay hiking trails. If you’re staying with us here at the Mill Rose Inn we’ll be sure to send you off well-fed and ready for a great day of exploring.

Wavecrest Open Space is one of the newest additions to Half Moon Bay hiking. It was purchased in 2008 by the Peninsula Open Land Trust and opened for public use with many great trails offering sweeping views of the coast to the west, and the steep ascent of the mountains to the east. Nestled between Route 1 and the seaside, this is an easy-t0-access beauty that you don’t want to miss.

If you’re looking more to get up into the beautiful peninsula hills then check out Burleigh H. Murray Ranch Park located between Higgins Purisima road and Skyline Blvd. This unique California State Park offers more than just lush eucalyptus groves and an assorted wildlife, but its also a local historical experience. The hike stretches for a few miles along the old ranch road and takes you winding through the old ranch buildings including the bungalow home and various barns. The short drive up here will also get you some great coastal views.

Pillar Point Bluff is a famous Half Moon Bay hiking trail, and is an quick and easy 1.2 mile round trip walk to the tip of this Pacific ocean point which creates the Half Moon Bay. The brevity of the hike is complimented by the unique rock formations along the beach. This small parking lot is usually full of the surfing crowd’s vehicles as they head out to catch the famous Mavericks wave. At the right time of you day you may catch a surf show of locals hitting the water. This is a unique Half Moon Bay experience, and Pillar Point is the place you are most likely to participate in it.

If you’re looking for a walk that will incorporate the town experience with a beautiful oceanside hike, then you definitely want to head out to the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail, stretching for 6 miles right along the water. This can be a leisurely stroll with the family after a meal at the Half Moon Bray Brewing Company, or a few hours hike.

If you’re in town for a weekend getaway or a family vacation of exploring the California coast, you definitely want to hit one of these Half Moon Bay hiking trails. It’s the perfect way to experience our out-of-doors lifestyle here in Half Moon Bay, while taking in the beautiful views.

Find a Perfect Half Moon Bay Bike Trail

November 28, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Half Moon Bay Bike Trail

Half Moon Bay Bike Trail / Photo By David Hallock via Flickr

Our scenic little town is full of big adventures. Many visitors at the Mill Rose Inn bring their bikes along, or rent when they get here, in search of that perfect Half Moon Bay bike trail. Fortunately there are trails of differing lengths, difficulties and terrains in and around this gorgeous town. Bicycles are a great way to absorb the beautiful landscape of Half Moon Bay and the surrounding area. At a slower pace you’ll observe different things, while breathing in that fresh, salty air. Biking is a big part of the California culture as well, so if you’re visiting you’ll get a chance to see things from a local’a point-of-view.

The Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail is perhaps the most well known bike track in the area. It stretches straight along the Pacific coast for 3.5 miles, along what used to be the Ocean Shore Railroad. The rails were eventually replaced by highways, leaving this wonderful space for recreation. This Coastside Trail is a destination trail, attracting day-trippers and cycle enthusiasts to take in the sweeping coastal views. This will be a flat, paved ride and could easily be walked or jogged as well. You’ll pass many great places to stop along the way, and it would be a great activity for the whole family.

If you’re into more intense cycling experiences, then the Coastside trail would be a great warmup before you head out to Route 92 to get up on the famed Skyline Blvd. This ride is definitely for avid cyclists as it will be one strenuous climb, followed by a plummeting descent after another. You will however be on some of the highest peaks on the peninsula overlooking both the Valley, the Bay, and the Pacific. Running right along the Crystal Springs Reservoir this ride is as beautiful as it is challenging. Whether you’re in the mood for a shorter 10-20 mile ride or a beastly 30-plus, you’ll be able to make a nice loop up in those hills.

Another challenging ride outside of town would be the Sweeny Ridge Trails. You may opt to drive up into this area in Pacifica, just 10 minutes north of Half Moon Bay. In the heart of the San Pedro Valley Park, this lush landscape will give you an equally challenging ride with a climb of 500 feet in just 2 miles to the peak. When atop the ridge you’ll see the San Andreas Reservoir, San Francisco and the beautiful East Bay Hills.  Most of the trail is paved but there are dirt portions, and the trip can be extended depending on what length of ride you’re up for.

The right Half Moon Bay bike trail isn’t hard to come by. Whether you’re more of a road cyclists, a mountain biker, or just a leisurely peddler, you will find a ride that works for you. You won’t be disappointed by the exercise or the views of our beautiful coastal town. Remember though, that this area of the California coast is known for its fog and wind, but we’ll be waiting for you at the Mill Rose Inn with warm towels and the garden jacuzzi.

Where is Half Moon Bay and Why Should I Visit?

November 24, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay / Photo By Chris Gin via Flickr

Half Moon Bay is a small coastal town in Northern California. Located in San Mateo County, which covers about half of the San Francisco Bay Peninsula, it is home to just under 12,000 people. This quaint California town offers the best of the north coast views and culture without the bustle of the city. You’ll find world class surf, fishing, and food in a quiet atmosphere. Half Moon Bay is a great getaway from California city life, as well as a wonderful destination for those traveling from out-of-state.

Half Moon Bay is 45 minutes from San Francisco, San Jose and Palo Alto making it a very accessible from two international airports for vacationers, and an easy day trip for the residents of Bay Area metros. It also just over the hill from San Mateo, from which you can get on the San Mateo Bridge and be in the East Bay in about 30 minutes. It is a prime location for anyone Bay Area bound, and easy stopover if you’re not planning on staying.

You’ll find those famed rocky California shores in Half Moon Bay, which you can see from any number of the great hiking trails, none of which are far from downtown. The Purisima Creek Redwoods trails are popular and offer unique canyon hikes. Pillar Point Bluff trails will take you soaring above the wide open Pacific Ocean, and give you both northern and southern views of the gorgeous coastline. The San Pedro Valley Park is a breathtaking hike that will get you up in the mountains that run down the middle of the Peninsula, featuring views of the San Francisco Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other.

Half Moon Bay is also home to one of the most famous waves in the world, known as Mavericks. This surf spot, named after a famous surfer’s dog, is the destination for the annual world class, invitation only surf competition, which is also called Mavericks. Surfers and spectators alike travel from all over the globe to participate in this event, which is always a somewhat impromptu competition because it depends completely on the weather. If you’re not quite at the pro-wave level there are plenty of other great beginner and intermediate surf spots around including Santa Cruz, which is just another hour down the coast.

This great little town is also home to some wonderful dining options. Chez Shea is fabulous french restaurant that will put you in the small town mindset with its petite, welcoming dining room. The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is another favorite amongst both locals and visitors for its great craft beers and reputable menu. Cameron’s British Pub is another local favorite hangout with hearty food and drinks.

The charming Half Moon Bay offers everything California is known for in one small, walkable package. You can reside small town style and drive up to San Francisco for the day, returning to the quiet of our little bay at the end of the day. If you’re looking for a great vacation come and stay with us right downtown at the Mill Rose Inn. We’d love to have you!

Have Fun at Our Local Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

November 14, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company / Photo By Henry Alva via Flickr

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is a favorite among both locals and the international travel community who visit us for our many natural and cultural attractions. Known for its house made craft brews, locally sourced food, and welcoming, beautiful beach-side atmosphere Half Moon Bay Brewing was selected by Travel + Leisure as one of America’s best beach bars. It comes highly recommended from our guests here at the Mill Rose Inn. They are also recognized throughout the community for more than just a stellar menu, but also their commitment to sustainable business, and giving back to local causes like education.

Beer

The Half Moon Bay Brewing company is devoted to their artisan craft as the first brewery on the San Mateo coast. They offer a large variety of their classic brews as well as creative seasonal brews. After the elaborate brewing process is completed they recycle their grains by giving them to local farmers to use as livestock feed. Their session ales include the Pace Setter Belgian Style Wit, the Back in the Saddle Rye Pale Ale, and the Pit Stop Chocolate Porter. Their Mavericks Amber Ale won bronze at the World Beer Cup 2012! You can buy their beer with a meal, or to go in a case, growler, or five gallon keg.

Food

Their menu features some of Northern California’s most celebrated produce and livestock, all spearheaded by nationally acclaimed chef, Gaston Alfaro. You’re sure to find a fresh, seasonal meal at Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They follow the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch guides for purchasing all their seafood in order to uphold their philosophy of sustainability. Their house-made soups and chowders are a hit, as well as their scrumptious burgers, salads, and mouth-watering steaks. You won’t be disappointed with a meal at the brewery, nor will you leave hungry.

Atmosphere

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is just yards away from Mavericks, the world class surf spot famous for its annual international competition. The brewery is the closest establishment to the famous wave and streams the competition on their beach-side patio. They also host the after-party, which is one of Half Moon Bay’s biggest events of the year. When there isn’t a famous sporting event happening, you’ll be sure to find this beachy environment quiet, welcoming and cozy. If it’s a cool day you can still enjoy the view on the patio and stay warm with a fresh brew beside one of their many open fires. The view is breathtaking and your dogs are welcome to join you.

 

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company has been a favorite in its decade of existence, and continues to improve even its staple, year-round brews, along with its seasonal beers and creative menu. If you’re in town with us at the Mill Rose Inn, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Once you’ve enjoyed their delicious treats, treat yourself to a walk on the beach. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in our local culture, including the famous food and beverage scene of Northern California.

Enjoy Weekend Getaways from San Francisco at Mill Rose Inn

July 30, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Weekend Getaways from San FranciscoSan Francisco is a beautiful and charming city full of exciting activities to do, however, after a while, the city can seem too busy and crowded. After spending weeks and weeks in the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, often one needs to getaway from it all and decompress. There is no better time then in the summertime, when the streets of San Francisco are buzzing with tourists trying to take in ever site the city has to offer, to getaway to the surrounding area. As you are thinking about all the weekend getaways from San Francisco you can take, make sure to check out the Mill Rose Inn. If you don’t know much about the Inn or the area surrounding it, we are here to help!

Located in picturesque Half Moon Bay, the Mill Rose Inn is a place like no other. From the moment you arrive until you depart, you are swept away to a different world. The Inn is furnished with valuable antiques and watercolors, opulent decor and period furnishings, which creates an atmosphere of relaxation and sophistication. The 1900’s cottage was transformed into a quaint Inn nestled on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. The Inn features spectacular gardens bursting with color year round, providing the perfect places to stroll through or read your favorite book. This fragrant oasis holds hundreds of perennials, annuals and more than two hundred rose bushes. The highlight of the Gardens is the tropical flower filled gazebo shelter.

  At Mill Rose, guests receive a gourmet Half Moon Bay breakfast every morning of their stay. Guests can munch on their delicious breakfast in the comfort of their room, in the elegant dining room, or al fresco in either of the Inns garden courtyards. The breakfast menu includes French pastries, freshly baked homemade breads, crepes, fresh juices and fruit, omelets or quiche, and your choice of beverages. The breakfast alone is worth a visit!   Another reason to choose Mill Rose Inn as your weekend getaway from San Francisco is because the Inn is only 35 minutes away from the city. Pack your bags and hit Highway 92 westbound to Half Moon Bay and you are on your way to a weekend you will never forget. Mill Rose Inn is an intimate country bed and breakfast tucked behind the many roads, yet within walking distance to the ocean and historic Old Town district of Half Moon Bay.   The Inn offers 4 beautiful rooms and 2 elegantly decorated suites for you to choose from. Relax in the distinctively decorate rooms, each with a private entrance, claw foot tub, European antiques and more. Every Room features a cable TV, DVD player, stereo, wireless Internet access, a video library, phones, a refrigerator stocked with complimentary beverages and plush Japanese robes.   As you are planning your weekend getaway from San Francisco, make sure to keep Mill Rose Inn on your list of possibilities. Ideally located in Half Moon Bay, the Inn is just far enough way offering guests a secluded getaway. We hope that you choose Mill Rose Inn as your next destination!

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‘. 

Plan These Half Moon Bay Tours

April 23, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn

Half Moon Bay ToursAt the Mill Rose Inn, we know that we’re lucky to live in such a beautiful place.  Half Moon Bay is alive with adventure and activity all year long, and summer is a great time for you to plan a visit.   If you’re curious about the area and all it has to offer, you might want to plan on taking one of these Half Moon Bay tours during your stay.

 

Coastal Elegance Tours

Coastal Elegance Tours offers eco cycling tours or intertidal nature hikes guided by local experts.  These Half Moon Bay tours practice Eco Tourism, which has the goal of “practicing good stewardship of our environment while leaving no footprint behind.”  But don’t be put off by the cycling or hiking if you’re worried about keeping up.  Tours are designed to move at the guests’ pace so they get the utmost enjoyment out of their day.  These Half Moon Bay tours are a great way to see the beauty of the Pacific coast from a new perspective.  Hikes and rides can take as long as a full day to complete, so you can be sure you’ll get to see a lot!

 

Half Moon Bay Adventures

Satisfy your inner adventurer with Half Moon Bay Adventures.  These Half Moon Bay tours show visitors the rugged beauty of the area.  Scenic horseback riding tours with an experience guides will take you along the coast or through the backcountry.  If getting out on the water is more your style, choose a kayak or stand up paddle board trip.  These Half Moon Bay tours take place in the safe waters of Pillar Point Harbor.  Stand up paddle boarding is a great way to get a “top down” view of the sea life in the harbor.  Other Half Moon Bay tours offered by Half Moon Bay Adventures include redwood forest hikes, downhill mountain biking  and even surf lessons from a local pro.

 

Pillar Point Harbor Tour

Get out on the water with Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. for a tour of Pillar Point Harbor. This guided Half Moon Bay tour takes guests through the calm waters of Pillar Point Harbor.  Guides will point out sites of interest as well as marine life such as the harbor seals and sea birds. And get local insider information on history and local landmarks such as Mavericks. This is a great Half Moon Bay tour for those who want to get out on the water while they take in the amazing natural beauty of the area.  And the guides are sure to have some entertaining and interesting tales to tell.

 

 

Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours

For a customized tour for you or your group, try Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours.  They work with guests to create the perfect Half Moon Bay tour experience depending on individual interests, budgets and how long they’ll be in the area.  Whether you want to cycle, see all the beaches, hike, kayak, or just experience some of the areas best dining, Coastside Tours can help you out with their knowledge of “hidden gems and local hotspots.”

 

When planning which of these Half Moon Bay tours to experience, don’t forget to book your stay at the Mill Rose Inn.  Our elegant guest rooms and suites are the ideal place to relax and recount your Half Moon Bay adventures.  Each is sumptuously appointed with luxurious furnishings  and amenities that will make your time with us an optimal time to renew your spirit.  Your stay always includes a full gourmet breakfast each morning, so you’ll be able to take on the day’s schedule.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

Photo courtesy Geoff Livingston.