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See our Top Attractions in The Half Moon Bay Area!

A Seaside Sanctuary ~ Just South of San Francisco

Our charming coastal village boasts delicious restaurants, beautiful beaches, premier surfing, stunning golf courses, and so much more. And with our year-round mild temperatures and gorgeous scenery, Half Moon Bay sets the stage for outdoor adventure that hotel guests can enjoy all year long.

Our local's guide to the Half Moon Bay area covers all the best things to do in the area - from surfing at Mavericks International to pumpkin festivals to horseback riding right on the beach! Learn about our local Half Moon Bay attractions below and plan your best visit to the coast.

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Rated one of the best 18 holes in the country by Golf Digest, Half Moon Bay Golf Links is located just outside your room at Half Moon Bay Lodge. Set against dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific, the links feature 2 courses, the Old Course and the Ocean Course. Enjoy premier access to these award-winning golf courses when you stay at Half Moon Bay Lodge!

Horseback Riding on the Beach

Take a thrilling trail ride through the foothills and down the coast at Seahorse Ranch, one of the top Half Moon Bay attractions! For over 40 years, visitors have explored over 7 miles of trails on horseback - through creek beds, along bluffs, and down to the Pacific Ocean. It's an attraction that you don't want to miss!

Titans of Mavericks

The best Half Moon Bay surfing is just one-half mile off the coast at Titans of Mavericks. This world-famous break invites elite surfers to test their limits with its 50-foot waves and giant winter swells across the Pacific. Since the 1990s, this surfing spot has become the epicenter of big wave surfing!

Downtown Half Moon Bay

Extending through the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay, Historic Main Street offers great restaurants, boutique shopping, and fun wine tasting rooms. From farm-to-table restaurants to quirky antique shops, there’s something for everyone in Downtown Half Moon Bay!

The Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Did you know that Half Moon Bay is the World Pumpkin Capital? Yes, it's true! We are also home to the Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, which occurs on our historic Main Street in Downtown Half Moon Bay. Celebrating its 46th year on October 15-16, 2016, enjoy pumpkins, art, wine, and community!

Nearby Restaurants & Dining

From oceanfront dining to charming restaurants on Main Street, you can literally eat your way through Half Moon Bay! Enjoy world-famous clam chowder, boutique coffee shops, and fine dining restaurants - all close to Half Moon Bay Lodge! We offer an assortment of nearby restaurants just waiting for you to enjoy!

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