Experience Half Moon Bay

Ocean breeze to tall trees....

You are cordially invited to experience the distinct regions of historic Half Moon Bay and enjoy an unforgettable Northern California beach vacation.  Discover for yourself all the wonders of this beautiful seaside hamlet just south of San Francisco, and minutes from the San Francisco International Airport.

Miles of Pacific Coastline

From miles of sandy surf to imposing rocks and bluffs, you will encounter stunning views, fantastic surf, breathtaking sunsets, and endless recreation.

Ready to get sand between your toes?


Historic Main Street

Extending through the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay, Historic Main Street offers colorful year-round attractions only 30 minutes from San Francisco. From the best restaurants to eclectic boutiques and quirky antique shops, there’s something for everyone.

Dine. Shop. Explore.

The Pumpkin Region

Pick your own produce from the bounty of Half Moon Bay pumpkin farms, farmers’ markets, nurseries, and dairies that make this region a mecca for foodies and green thumbs.  If it grows in California, it grows in Half Moon Bay.

This way to ‘The Great Pumpkin’→

Santa Cruz Mountains

Enjoy this majestic natural playground where you can relax, play, or map out an epic adventure. Like California itself, the mountains span a region as diverse as it is beautiful, with cool, moist ecosystems in the valleys and warm, dry chaparral at higher elevations.

Get lost (in a good way)

The Majestic Redwoods

Looking for an unforgettable experience amid the towering California Redwoods? From gently sloping trails to long and strenuous treks, Half Moon Bay offers an exhilarating range of off-the-beaten-path adventures to challenge your inner road warrior.

Heads up!

Miles of Hiking Trails

Miles of Coastline

Surfing Spots

Average Height of Coastal Redwoods

Enhance Your Experience

The Ritz~Carlton, Half Moon Bay

See for yourself what makes The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay an unforgettable California coastal destination. From authentic experiences to spectacular scenery, every facet of the resort aims to please and inspire.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Regally set on the California coastline, equidistant from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, is one of Northern California’s only luxury golf resorts.   Banked by the natural wonders of Northern California’s Pacific Coastline and the Cypress trees that line the natural bluff top landscape — Half Moon Golf Links uniquely combines the human need for challenge, competition and connection with nature.