Homes for Sale in Half Moon Bay
The coastal city of Half Moon Bay lies southwest of San Mateo on the Pacific Ocean. It includes several popular and secluded beaches and nature reserves and has a relaxed vibe with plenty of artists and surfers in residence.
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Living in Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay is known for its preponderance of fog which rolls in from the ocean, but the climate is very balmy year-round, with hot summers and mild winters. It's not the kind of town that attracts showy materialism, but instead is home to people who like a relaxed, mid-paced lifestyle surrounded by nature.
Half Moon Bay retains its secluded feel as there are only two routes into town: Highway 1, a two-lane road winding along the coast, and Highway 92 which leads through the hills to Silicon Valley.
Beaches in Half Moon Bay
Almost the entire coastal portion of Half Moon Bay consists of beach. Here are some of the best segments that make up Half Moon Bay State Beach:
Venice Beach - More rugged than its L.A. namesake, Half Moon Bay's Venice Beach is no less beautiful, with golden sand, rolling dunes, and a surfer-friendly swell. A line of crumbling cliffs sits against a backdrop of mountains inviting photographs. There are streams and tide pools to paddle in and quietude aplenty.
Francis Beach - Popular with campers, Francis Beach lies south of Venice Beach and is closer to the many downtown cafes, bars, and eateries. These are busier in the tourist season but popular year-round. They include local seafood restaurants, plus Italian, Nepalese and Thai options.
Miramar Beach - To the north, Miramar Beach marks the start of the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail, which runs for 11.5 miles through cypress, eucalyptus groves, and primrose-scattered meadows. It's an excellent route for bird spotting, and visitors are always close to restrooms and parking facilities.
Cowell Ranch State Beach - A popular "pocket beach," this is one of the quietest and prettiest spots on the coast, a sandy cove ringed by sandstone bluffs. It sits at the very southern tip of the region, adjacent to the Half Moon Bay golf links and some of the bigger hotels.
Shopping in Half Moon Bay
There are several large malls and shopping venues in Half Moon Bay, including Strawflower Village and Harbor Village, at the city's northern tip. One of the most unique are the Spanish Town shops a little way off highway 92. There you’ll find iron dinosaurs looking over ceramic pumpkins, jewelry, and furniture.
Independent stores and boutiques around Main Street offer a mixture of vintage, thrift, and craft products. A wide array of businesses, from dressmakers to delis, sit within just a few blocks.
Sights and Sounds
Pigeon Point Lighthouse, built in 1871, is a picturesque and fascinating place to visit, with its visitor center and bookshop. Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve offers the chance to walk over 24 miles of trails surrounded by immense trees.
To the south of Half Moon Bay, Pescadero’s Farms offers lovely vistas of rolling hills, winding creeks, and places to buy local produce or dine on home-cooked food.
Half Moon Bay Realtors®
People relocate to Half Moon Bay partly due to its proximity to such places. Its unique cozy small-town charms, plentiful wilderness preserves, and relaxing beaches are big draws.
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