Articles

We could tell you about Half Moon Bay Golf Links’ 36-holes of oceanfront golf—one course designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, the other a Scottish-style stunner with ocean vistas from every hole—or the many perks you’ll enjoy including turnkey group outings and one-click service from GPS-equipped carts. Yet, you need only glance at the iconic 18th hole of The Old Course… Read more →
Half Moon Bay is a dream for foodies. From May through December the Coastside farmer’s market showcases some of the best in local produce, but year round you’ll find outstanding farms, seafood and great restaurants that utilize the best local products. Here are some top picks for a long weekend getaway. FRIDAY Ease into the weekend… Read more →
At Sea Crest School, you’re likely to spy kids in lab glasses, grasping circuitry in one hand and paint brushes in the other, likely in the midst of some community-based project, but almost certainly having a blast. What may appear to be a play-based science museum is actually a fully-accredited, high-performing independent school. “Sea Crest is a place where children are… Read more →
With dazzling vistas and heaps of seaside charm, the Coastside’s historic lighthouses continue to beckon visitors to their scenic shores. In the 19th century, the towering beacons ensured safe passage for the many seafaring vessels that braved California’s fog-shrouded shores following the Gold Rush. Today, the iconic structures… Read more →
Step back in time with this colorful self-guided walking tour of downtown Half Moon Bay. With charming storefronts brimming with locally owned shops and eateries, Downtown Half Moon Bay epitomizes old-fashioned Main Street. Its tree-lined sidewalks and well-preserved 19th century buildings recall a simpler, more personable time… Read more →
Waterfront dining and local ingredients highlight the region’s allure. Sam’s Chowder House sits steps from the shore with front row views of the Pacific—close enough to spy migrating whales leap from the water—and exceptional seafood that’s gained a loyal following and a shout-out on the Today Show. Yet, the family-owned and… Read more →
The elephant seals aren’t the only things worth flapping your flippers for. With thousands of feisty northern elephant seals swarming its shores each year, Año Nuevo offers one of the most thrilling wildlife experiences in the state. Located twenty-five miles south of Half Moon Bay, the park’s remote sandy shores play host to the… Read more →
A picturesque route guides you through breathtaking scenery with numerous stops along the way. Highway 35 packs bucketloads of scenery as it winds along the forested ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains with opportunities to explore redwood groves, chow down at historic eateries, and enjoy thrilling vistas of the Pacific and San Francisco Bay… Read more →
When the Mavericks Challenge brings world class big wave surfers to Half Moon Bay, everyone wants to know how to catch the action. It's not as simple as heading out to the beach, though, so read on to find out the best places to watch. The most important thing to know is that you cannot go out to the point or bluff to see the… Read more →
Massive waves call surfers to Half Moon Bay's legendary break every year, even without a contest or prizes. Now that the World Surf League has added Mavericks to its Big Wave Tour, the Coastside's giant surf is back in the spotlight. New Name, New Organizers After months of uncertainty, the World Surf… Read more →