The San Mateo County Coastside around Half Moon Bay is one of the largest beach areas in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are also scores of very unique recreation areas throughout the foothills and mountains surrounding the coast from Pescadero through Montara. Hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, tidepooling, strolling the beaches, walking mountain trails are just some of the things to do and activities here in the Bay Area on California State Beaches and in the parks around Half Moon Bay.