Have you ever wanted to sell everything you own and just "take off?" Travel the country's back roads, paddle down a meandering stream, experience breath-taking mountain views, walk among 100-year old trees, and just marvel at America's beauty? That is the dream that my partner, Betsy, and I decided to make a reality. This blog describes our adventure. The food we eat, people we meet, sights we see, and the enjoyment we find in traveling.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

RV Park Review - Half Moon Bay State Beach (Half Moon Bay, California)

Half Moon Bay State Beach website

Overall, we loved this park.  We pulled to site 47 and faced right out onto the beautiful Pacific Ocean.  Roads and sites are paved (but not the patios).  Each site has a fire pit and picnic table.  Sites have no hookups but there is a dump station on site and water spigots scattered throughout the park.  We overnighted here in early March and the park was virtually empty so it was quiet. 

The park has a small visitor center and ranger-led programs during the busier times of the year.  There is a large parking lot and picnic area for day-users and plenty of beach access points. 

Within approximately two miles of the campground is the town of Half Moon Bay where you will find shopping, restaurants, gas, fish market, etc.

What we liked was the view from our front window and being able to camp so close to the ocean for $33/night (with a senior discount).  You have direct access to the beach.  There is a hiking/biking path that runs right through the park and continues for many miles. 

Our Verizon phone and hot spot got great 3G reception and the antenna picked up a decent number of tv channels. 

The not so good was the fact that there were no hookups - if there were, we would have stayed much longer.  The only other ding was that dogs were not allowed on the beach. 

Spirits two cents…she really liked this park because there is lots of room to walk and the hiking path is on a bluff looking down on the beach. 

Since there are no hook-ups you can pull forward into sites or back-in
Easy access to miles of beautiful beach
The bathroom and showers were clean


  1. Hi,

    That is a beautiful area. I was just there and what a lovely day once the sun came out. Looks like you had a wonderful view of the ocean and the beach access.


    1. We had a great day and were bummed that we had to leave. The spring weather had been glorious for us.


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