Tidepooling Tidepooling is visiting a rocky inter-tidal zone along a coastline where the ocean meets the land during high tides so that the area is covered in sea water. During low tides, the water recedes revealing fascinating sea creatures and seaweed which have specifically adapted themselves to the inter-tidal zone. These tide pools form a microcosm of life, hosting an incredible diversity… Read more →
Ecotourist Activities At we have a whole section of our site devoted to Ecotourism. Please follow the links for more specifics about things to do during your stay on the Half Moon Bay Coastside south of San Francisco and north of Santa Cruz. Places To Stay –Bed and Breakfasts Inns –Hotels & Motels Things To Do –… Read more →
Hiking and walking trails include sandy ocean beaches & walking throughold ranch lands. There are many mountain trails up and down the Coastal Corridor, some pass throughpristine redwood groves like this area at Butano State Park. Here is a list of some of the more popular trails for hiking in Half Moon Bay & for Coastside walking trails.. Gray Whale Cove Trail, McNee Ranch State Park… Read more →
Passeggiata In Half Moon Bay & San Mateo County Coastside Passeggiata is an Italian word meaning a 'stroll', a meet up with friends and neighbors after a meal. At this Monthly event on the Coastside in the SF Bay Area, locals and visitors to enjoy a stroll in the community, where restaurants and retail have special offers, plus there is music, wine tasting and more. When Passeggiata… Read more →
Half Moon Bay Bike Rental- Bike Trails & Cycle Paths There are many options for Half Moon Bay bike rentals and for biking trails & cycle paths by the Pacific Ocean and in the hills surrounding the Coastside. Bike Rentals Bike Works ' (650) 726-6708 Half Moon Bay, California Located in downtown Half Moon Bay, the Bike Worksrents bikes from beach cruiser types to mountain and road… Read more →
Pillar Point Harbor at Princeton By The Sea is a protected harbor that is perfect for sea kayaking and paddleboarding. The area is perfect for both the novice or theexperienced kayaker. Sea birds & seals add to the ambiance. For the adventuresome, you can beach your kayak and walk just a 100 yards and enter the open sea for some surfing or kayaking out closer to Mavericks. Kayak &… Read more →
Crab season is underway on the Half Moon Bay Coastside, SF Bay Area After a four-month delay, the highly anticipated Dungeness crab season has finally kicked off on the Half Moon Bay Coastside and runs through the end of June.Enjoy Mouthwatering Fresh Dungeness Crab Dishes at Local Restaurants Or Catch Your Own! Below is a summary of 'all the things crab' along the SF Bay Areas Half Moon Bay… Read more →
A family-run operation, the attention to detail and professionalism is evident in the efforts to recreate the look and feel of the genuine old west, complete with gun fights (staged) and gold panning. Long Branch Saloon & Farms A town measuring over 1,700 feet has been crafted to give visitors a jaw-dropping step back in time. Guests can grab a cold drink at the saloon (seen in the film ‘… Read more →
Take a weekend & explore the Coastside or just pop over for a fun day by the sea. Breweries Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Restaurant, brewery, & live music at Pillar Point Harbor. Wine Bars Eno Wine Bar At the Ritz-Carlton Up scale wine bar with wines, cheeses, & chocolate in Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Boutique, family owned and rare wines plus finest cheeses… Read more →
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Viewing - Date: Friday, February 12th ' Open at 8am The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company makes the following announcement about viewing the Invitational at their location. "The world's premier big wave surf contest will take place on Friday, February 12th at Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay, CA. Twenty-four of the top surfers will compete for the coveted prize. "WE… Read more →