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Half Moon Travel Guide

To retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, spend some time relaxing in Half Moon. This Californian coastal city is just 45 minutes away from San Francisco but offers a place to unwind on the beach, watch the sunset and appreciate nature. With several state parks in Half Moon, you can go on an adventure and enjoy being outdoors. Plus, there are oceanfront golf courses and if you're daring enough, you can go surfing at one of the most challenging spots in the world. Once you've worked up an appetite, be sure to try the local and fresh seafood on the menu at one of the many restaurants in Half Moon.

Things to Do in Half Moon

Top things to do in Half Moon include visiting Half Moon Bay State Beach. Here you can enjoy the peace of sandy beaches and blue waves, as well as the refreshing sea air. Poplar Beach is also a recommended spot, where you can unwind and soak up the sun. Alternatively, wander the Pillar Point Harbor and admire the Pacific coastline. For nature-lovers Pigeon Point Light Station Historic Park is home to one of the tallest lighthouses in the country and might be lucky enough to spot seals and whales here. For surfers, head to Mavericks to see if you have what it takes to ride some of the biggest waves in the world. This is where the famous Mavericks Surfing Competition is held, with surfers attending from around the globe.

Best Time to Visit Half Moon

The best time to visit Half Moon is during September and October when the weather is warm and there are plenty of opportunities to explore.

Price and Availability Index in Half Moon Bay

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Half Moon Bay is in July, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Half Moon Bay is in the high season in August. Half Moon Bay has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Half Moon Bay tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Half Moon Bay tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The weather in Half Moon Bay

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Half Moon Bay. The hottest month in Half Moon Bay is March, when temperatures peak at 92 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 30 ˚F. The wettest month in Half Moon Bay is January with 10.59 inches of rain, while the driest month is July with 0.04 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Half Moon Bay

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Bed and Breakfast and more. AllTheRooms has 195 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Half Moon Bay, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Half Moon Bay can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $50 per night. A typical accommodation in Half Moon Bay costs on average $311 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Half Moon Bay can pick from 85 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 5 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 3 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Half Moon Bay by car, be sure to choose from 83 accommodations that provide parking.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 14 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

In Half Moon Bay AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 5 providers, including 61 places to stay from Airbnb, 5 accommodations from VRBO and 5 places to stay from Bed and Breakfast.

140 accommodations in Half Moon Bay have been reviewed: 88% are rated excellent or good. 18 accommodations allow instant booking.

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