Beaches & Parks

There are many beaches and parks along the Half Moon Bay Coastside for you to explore during your trip to the Coast. We have provided a list below to help you in your search for the perfect redwood park, beach, or birding marsh to enjoy during your visit.

Beaches and Parks

NOTE: Half Moon Bay State Beaches includes:

  • Surfers Beach
  • Roosevelt Beach
  • Dunes Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Francis Beach
  • Poplar Beach


Please note that fires are not allowed on beaches and several of the beaches and parks along the coast require that your dog be leashed. In some cases, dogs are prohibited. Click here for a list of San Mateo County State Parks that allow dogs. 

Photos by Michael Wong of

Main Street View from
Half Moon Bay Harbor View from Sam's Chowder House