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We're pleased to share the news that Coastal Living magazine has named Half Moon Bay one of the most stunning beaches in the country.

The magazine placed Half Moon Bay State Beach at the top of their recent list of The Most Beautiful Beaches in America, saying that it "has all the hallmarks you'd dream of in a Northern California beach—rugged cliffs, dramatic dunes, fine golden sand, and a magnificent sweep of Pacific Ocean."

It's not Half Moon Bay's first accolade from Coastal living; our beaches and other attractions have previously made it onto lists such as America's Happiest Seaside TownsThe 10 Best Harbors in America, and 14 Hotels with the Best Views in the World.

Learn more about Half Moon Bay's beautiful beaches, then plan a visit of your own!

Cover Photo of Half Moon Bay State Beach by Vito Palmisano