Half Moon Bay State Beach

     


Half Moon Bay, California
Phone: (650) 726-8819

Sites: 50
Avg. Rate: $33

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Latitude: 37.4685910596379
Longitude: -122.445298433304

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-ocean Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 7
  • Good 14
  • Average 3
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 1

26 Reviews

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sara12

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Air is often very smoky from fires. You can't hear the ocean when generators are running. I wish they would install electricity at each site or not allow generators. Tends to be very windy. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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dj9281

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Parking lot with a great view and beach access. It's always cold and windy here so be prepared. Waves and undertow can be tough on kids. Bring jackets! We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Motorhome.

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rjsp

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Dry camp only. The beach is 4 miles long and is right there. A easy walk from the campground. Sites 47 through 50 have great views and are not as close together. Generator hours are 10am to 8pm. These hours could be a little bit better. There were showers for a fee, but the park was very busy and we did not use them. Make reservation as we saw many turned away. Hope to stay again. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Retired07012012

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Great oceanside campground with some sites on bluff directly above beach. If you love the ocean, you will love this campground. Paved path runs for over 4 miles from harbor to north to golf course on south. Hiking, biking, roller blading. etc. only on path. Wide sandy beach runs entire 4 mile stretch. October is great time to visit with pumpkin festival and wonderful weather to enjoy. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Arn

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is most certainly the best park in the area. Even though it is a standard California State Park with only dry camping, it is much nicer than the “parking-lot” atmosphere of the park by the marina at nearly double the price. All of the sites have a fire ring (need to be emptied) and wood tables. There is plenty of room between sites. Other than the fire rings needing to emptied, the park is well maintained. There are two different price tiers of sites: those next to the ocean for $50 and those 1 or 2 rows away for $35. Many of the $50 sites have their ocean views restricted by a dune or trees and some of the $35 have unobstructed ocean views. The best $35 views are at the southern side of the park, near the day-use area. We were in 48, but 49 and 50 are almost as good. Site 47 is also good, but a tree overhangs the site, and the birds are “active”. There was no issue being next to the day-use area. There is an easily accessed dump station at the park exit. Generator hours are a little tight: off from 8PM to 10AM. A paved walking/bike trail runs next to the park. The path is wide, and there are no significant grades. We biked about 30 minutes south one day and about 40 minutes north the next day. Biking north takes you towards the marina and restaurants. The first restaurant, Miramar Beach Restaurant, is an easy 20-25 minute ride from the park. This might have been the best chowder I have ever had. It’s another 15 or 20 minutes to the marina with several seafood restaurants to choose from. I would have given the park a higher score, but it is hard to go any higher without hook-ups. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Motorhome.

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Woodstock1

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the very few oceanfront campgrounds in California. Many seaside attractions and seaside villages nearby. Wonderful bicycle trail which provides for and 18 miles bicycle ride for the adventurous. Unprotected campsites but spaced fairly well apart. There is no shade but it is not needed anyway. Ocean front camping is always subject to weather and that's part of the experience. Typical California State Park facilities in a non-typical (read: wonderful) setting. Will camp here again ! We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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gmoullton

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

OK State campground. Paved parking sites for motorhome and toad, and reasonably level. Grass between sites was overgrown. Clean restrooms and showers. Great beach access. We would camp here again. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Motorhome.

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steammaker

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Level, paved sites. Easy maneuvering and a great location. The grass wasn't mowed, which was my only complaint. Easy access to the beach and each campsite had a fire pit with cooking grate that I saw. Very few trees, but that wasn't a distraction for me. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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Roadgeezer

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very pleasant campground, large, flat grassy sites with paved parking for two vehicles at each. Convenient to San Francisco Bay Area. Most sites have view of water over a berm. There's about 4 miles of flat beach that comprises the State Beach in total. Walking/biking trails. Dogs allowed on some beaches; check with campground personnel. Very quiet with a wide greenbelt separating campground from residential area. Bring binoculars to catch a glimpse Mavericks giant waves if they're breaking offshore in the distance. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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User1322

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time to Half Moon Bay. We thought the campsite was nice with a view of the ocean. However, we were camped in a motorhome and no generators are allowed between before 10am and after 8pm. So no coffee until after 10am. Probably won't be back. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Motorhome.

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RognBon

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly fee reflects 50% disabled rate. Has level, paved sites with a separate pad for tow vehicle or "dinghy". We had an ocean view site which really exposes you to the wind; but gives a nice sunset view. Close to the town of Half Moon Bay, Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and Pacifica. Park was pretty busy, in spite of the pricey nightly rate. We will camp here again, but probably would not if paying the full rate. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Motorhome.

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IslandBob

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful location right on the beach. $15.00 more for beachfront row of sites. Clean site. Paved pad. Nice host on-site. All CA State Campgrounds have jumped in price due to budget crisis, which allows private CGs to raise prices also. Consumer loses. Near charming town of Half Moon Bay - walkable. Nice walking and bike path through park. Would stay here again, although expensive for what you get. Area choices are ALL expensive. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Motorhome.

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NancyB

Review Count: 144
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We paid $25 per night for an oceanfront site, having made our reservation last March. It's now $50 for a oceanfront site, and $35 for all others. We stayed in a site at the north end of the campground, which no doubt kept out the day visitors -- the restrooms and showers were fine, but very busy on the weekend. $0.25 gets you several minutes on the shower. Sites are fairly level and spaced out reasonably. Weather is iffy, it was quite damp at times while we were there. Would stay here again if in the area. Reservations are essential on weekends, and even during the week if a specific site is wanted. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Motorhome.

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benidew

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is on the ocean. Which is the only perk. It's beautiful and the beach access is easy. But the rates just recently were doubled from $25/night to $50/night. Which is absolute robbery with no water or electricity hookups. The campground was full the entire time we were here and the public beach next to the campground was very full, too. Which made the bath houses absolutely filthy except for the immediate period following the daily cleanings. Also, the campsites near the shower houses are convenient, but when we were there other campers (children and adults) would just walk right through our high-priced campsite with no regard for our presence. If they add hookups the $50/night fee would be more tolerable. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Travel Trailer.

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IanS

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here for one night in to our rented motorhome. Good campground, quite spacious even though very busy. Recommended. We camped at Half Moon Bay State Beach in a Motorhome.

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