Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay


If you are looking for a unique and luxurious hotel to stay at during your visit to Half Moon Bay, the Ritz Carlton is the ideal hotel for you. Located on the beautiful California coastline, the majestic Ritz Carlton offers a breathtaking ocean view.With amenities including in-room refrigerators, comfy feather pillows and terry cloth robes, and in-room fireplaces and ocean front views in most rooms, you will feel like royalty during your stay in this 19th Century-inspired resort. From taking a relaxing soak in the Jacuzzi to a swim in the pool, guests have many options to enjoy their vacation on the California coast.The Ritz Carlton is just minutes from downtown Half Moon Bay and some of the finest dining in Northern California including Navio, where you can enjoy catch of the day fish cooked to perfection. The Sunday brunch was voted “Best in the Bay Area” by San Francisco Magazine and the “Best in Silicon Valley” by the editors of San Jose Mercury News. The restaurant is open 7 days a week with a fresh menu daily and is also open overnight especially for resort guests.Visit the official site to reserve a room today!

Soul Moves

When visiting Half Moon Bay in sunny California, there is no end to the type of fun you can find. But did you know that you could even get in touch with your inner dancer?It’s true!Nearby Soul Moves Dance Studio offers classes to teach even the most ‘unrhythmic’ of movers and shakers how to get in touch with their secret Ginger Rogers or Gregory Hines. Classes touch upon finding your inner rhythm rather than teaching formal dance steps, which teachers and students have said allow them to gain greater insight to their own feelings and thoughts.Taking in a class at Soul Moves is a great way to see a little more of yourself when on vacation rather than just seeing the sites.Visit the official website for more information. 

Pillar Point Harbor

When visiting Half Moon Bay, be sure to stop by Pillar Point Harbor. An historic spot with boating facilities, there are also guided tours of the area conducted daily by the harbor crew. A great location for a picnic lunch, school trip or just a pleasant stroll along the beach, Pillar Point Harbor is famous as an ideal locale for hikers and boating enthusiasts in the area. A visit to Pillar Point Harbor could result in a handful of lovely shells, a kayaking lesson, fresh off the boat fish for dinner, a romantic cruise or a shared sunset watching the Tall Ships sail by. For more information on Pillar Point Harbor, visit the official website.

Learn to surf

There are many fantastic and exciting activities in Half Moon Bay, but the best ones are to be found in the surf, so get going! This means you, big kahuna!Don’t know how to surf? Well, the clever crew of Open Ocean Surfing is here to help you. With both private and group surfing lessons available, you can choose what works best for you. In just one week, you’ll be hanging ten with the best of them and you’ll see for yourself why Half Moon Bay is such a haven for the surfing set. Lessons are also available for children, giving your family a fully rounded California vacation that you will always  remember fondly. Visit the Open Ocean Surfing website for more information.

Primrose Country Day Spa

Do you yearn to be coddled, but find that in your busy day-to-day life, find that there is seldom time enough to manage all of your responsibilities, let alone book a visit to a local spa? When taking a vacation, it’s easy to get so caught up in taking in the local sites that you forget that it is an ideal time to relax and give yourself that vital attention you have been missing.


But with such an amazing spa located a short drive from the Half Moon Bay Lodge, you really don’t have to struggle to find the time to pamper yourself.


Vacationers to beautiful Half Moon Bay are encouraged to visit The Primrose Country Day Spa where you will be treated to a relaxing treatment to help melt away the stress of the everyday, helping you enjoy your time away from home to the utmost. Spa treatments including a seaweed body wrap, signature facial, warm stone massage and many other luxurious options are available to you.

Please visit the official site for additional information.

An Ideal Fishing Location


Many fishermen know that Half Moon Bay is a hot spot for king Salmon and this is your opportunity to catch one for yourself!Fishing enthusiasts or lifelong fishermen can book passage on The Queen of Hearts and take to the high seas after adventure. If you are new to fishing, Captain Bob Ingles and his crew offer lessons in the fine art of catching fish. The fifty foot fishing vessel is fully equipped with supplies for sport and leisure including a spacious cabin.If a slower afternoon is more to your liking, you can also take in some whale watching off Pillar Point Harbor.Visit the official site today to book your trip aboard the Queen of Hearts!

Half Moon Bay Beach House Hotel


If you are looking or a hotel with a stunning view and superb amenities, the Beach House Hotel is the ideal place to stay. Fifty four rooms located on the beach front offer the weary traveler the soothing soft sound of the surf directly outside your window. A New England-style boutique luxury hotel, the Beach Front Hotel is a relaxing scape from the everyday.Each room comes complete with Aveda bath products, access to the on-site fitness room, free parking, an in-room refrigerator, access to spa & treatment facilities, an in-room fireplace, high-speed internet access, complimentary wine and cheese every Friday and Saturday and a complimentary continental breakfast daily.With the beach just a stroll away from your room, the Beach House Hotel is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy the finer things in life. If you are looking for a night out, restaurants such as Sam’s Chowder House, Red Ginger and the Mirimar Beach Restaurant are just a short drive away.Visit the Beach House Hotel website to make your reservation today!
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Located approximately 35 minutes
south of San Francisco in the
Bay Area, this stunning slice of
the Golden State boasts an
unrivaled combination of
coastal town friendliness, charm
and natural beauty.

From romantic inns and luxurious coastal resorts
to budget-friendly brand hotels, the Half Moon Bay
area’s variety of lodging offers a perfect fit for
everyone visiting Northern California & the SF Bay Area.

There are four regions to explore in the Northern
California bay area of the San Mateo County Coastside.