- Our list of the best things to do in Half Moon Bay, California, features the top 788 nearby activities — including 262 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Half Moon Bay, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Food & Drink, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 34 things to do within the city of Half Moon Bay, CA , followed by 754 popular activities in nearby cities, including San Francisco, Pacifica, Los Altos, San Carlos, Palo Alto, South San Francisco, Cupertino, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, San Leandro, Alameda, Newark, Redwood City, San Bruno, Belmont, San Mateo, Union City, Hayward, Daly City, Menlo Park, Burlingame, Oakland, Saratoga, Fremont, Castro Valley, Los Gatos, Lodi, Santa Ynez and Santa Clara
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Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. San Francisco MoreLess Info
Aquatic revelers decked out in wetsuits and life jackets traverse the rolling waves of Pillar Point Harbor atop paddleboards or kayaks
91% 581 votes
Mirada Road off Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA MoreLess Info
Half Moon Bay's Waterfront Coastside Trail is popular among hikers and bicycle riders. Rollerblading is also permitted along this 3.5-mile asphalt trail. There are parking lots scattered along the length of the trail, but none at either of its endpoints.
100% 56 votes
Cabrillo Hwy1, Half Moon Bay, CA 94018 MoreLess Info
Sea, Surf, & Fun is one of the premier surf schools in Half Moon Bay. Lessons can be given in English or French.
91% 542 votes
West Point Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA MoreLess Info
One of the many excellent surfing locations in Half Moon Bay, the waters at Mavericks are always peppered with surfers and wakeboarding enthusiasts. The Bay's waters are often surprisingly cold, and full-body wetsuits are highly recommended.
88% 4406 votes
Pescadero Road, Half Moon Bay, CA MoreLess Info
Where the Pescadero River enters the sea, Pescadero Beach begins. Stretching one mile on the shoreline, the beach has sandy coves and rocky cliffs, which are suited for fishing and picnics.
77% 979 votes
1828 Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 MoreLess Info
Tour Half Moon Bay on horseback with a guided tour from Sea Horse Ranch & Friendly Acres. Riders must be at least seven years old and do not need prior equestrian experience. Sea Horse Ranch & Friendly Acres also offers weekend riding camps and horse boarding.
95% 37 votes
Hwy 1, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 MoreLess Info
Open between 8 am and sunset, Cowell Ranch Beach is a scenic beach with honey-colored sand and a cliff overlooking the water. The beach is home to a variety of birds and wildlife.
88% 43 votes
Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA MoreLess Info
The beach features a sheltered cove surrounded by cliffs dropping into the Pacific Ocean. There is a steep trail that leads down to the beach, and a small picnic area.Gray whales can often be seen.
87% 143 votes
Pillar Point Harbor, 2 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 MoreLess Info
From kayaks to stand up paddle boards, Half Moon Bay Kayak Company offers visitors watercraft equipment to take out on the waters of Pillar Point Harbor. In addition to kayaks, the company provides complimentary wet suits.
95% 22 votes
214 Princeton Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 MoreLess Info
California Canoe & Kayak is a paddesports company that offers both classes and trips for sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. They also have boats and gear available for rent.
96% 89 votes
Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA MoreLess Info
Visitors to Half Moon Bay enjoy spending time at Cowell Ranch State Beach. This beach offers a one-mile circular walking trail that is flat and easy to navigate. Cowell Ranch State Beach also contains many fascinating plant species and is frequently visited by pelicans.