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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 →
The Half Moon Bay area has something for everyone on New Year's Eve, whether you want to make it an early night or stay out until the cows come home. Here are a few of our favorite things to do. New Year's Eve Early Bird New Year's Eve at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. The BrewCo will feature live music from Aftershock from 5-9pm… Read more →
With comforting homemade dishes and heaps of old-fashion charm, the beloved 123-year old Duarte’s Tavern is a delight anytime of year, but it really shines during the holidays. In a cozy dining room strewn with wreaths, you can chase away winter chills with a steaming bowl of artichoke soup and a slice of pie fresh from the oven. Plus, from now until New Year’s Eve, you… Read more →
Autumn is a beautiful time on the coast, with our abundance of pumpkin patches and uncharacteristically sunny coastal days. After a bustling day in the city and braving our Bay Area traffic, there is something special about getting home, settling in, and mixing a drink. Whether it is just for you, or for an autumn gathering,… Read more →
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… Read more →
Half Moon Bay is crab central. You can fish for crab, buy directly from fishermen or indulge in crab specials at local restaurants. The recreational Dungeness crab season kicked off on November 4th and the commercial season is slated to open on November 15th, 2017 (check with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for… Read more →
Fall is upon us. We are getting out our sweaters, mittens, and scarves and getting into the holiday spirit. Before we head into gingerbread territory let’s be sure to give our Half Moon Bay pride — the pumpkin — it’s well deserved time in the limelight. There are still a few weeks left for us to get our Pumpkin Spice on. This syrup can be used in coffee, cocktails, ice cream and even to top… Read more →
Hosting friends and family for the Thanksgiving holiday is a big undertaking, the planning, the decorations, the shopping, the preparations, the cooking, and more. Your hosts do it because they want to, they want to share the holiday with you and they welcome you into their home. To say thank you and to be a good guest, you’ll want… Read more →
With iconic lighthouses, charming inns, and fresh seafood straight from the docks, the Half Moon Bay Coastside often draws comparisons to the quaint seaside towns of New England. Make no mistake, our surfer and organic farm-filled shores are undeniably Californian. Yet, there are enough endearing, seaside similarities between the two regions to play along for a weekend.… Read more →