Incorporated in 1959, Half Moon Bay offers a wide variety of public and private attractions. The City rests on the Pacific Coast between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. It is located approximately 28 miles south of San Francisco and lies within the westernmost portion of San Mateo County. The historic downtown is
home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses. Local beaches and parks can be accessed by pedestrians, bicyclists and equestrians. Golf can be enjoyed at two of California’s finest courses. The City and coastside are home to numerous nurseries and farms. The Pumpkin Festival held in October draws hundreds of thousands of people to the coast to enjoy its panoramic vistas, fine cuisine, arts, crafts and genuine hospitality.
Temperatures are mild and the valleys are rich. Half Moon Bay and the coastside are proud of their agriculture & floriculture center where roadside stands sell locally grown fruit, artichokes, greens, root vegetables, beans and herbs. You cannot top the fresh seafood available everywhere in restaurants or to take home and prepare yourself. If you have not been to the Half Moon Bay Coastside recently, then you have not been! We have it all: fresh air, scenic country roads, ocean panoramic views, 36 holes of championship golf and a driving range, deep sea fishing, horseback riding on the beach, fields of glorious flowers, vegetables, pumpkins, and Christmas trees, marvelous restaurants, superb hotels and inns, and the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Travel to the Coast in a luxury limousine, relax in a day spa, and enjoy small theater at its best. The historical sites and natural beauty of the different flora and fauna activities that await you will fill your days with learning and adventure. We know you will be back again and again.