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Half Moon Bay

The hub of activity on the Coast featuring historic Main Street, home to the annual Pumpkin Festival.

 

Welcome to Half Moon Bay

The hub of activity on the Coast featuring historic Main Street, home to the annual Pumpkin Festival.

Half Moon Bay began to develop in the 1840s as the first fully formed town in San Mateo County and it remains the hub of activity on the Coast. The historic Main Street boasts dozens of building of historical significance, including the town’s original jail, which is now a museum. Saturday mornings from May to December feature the Coastside Farmer’s Market at Shoreline Station and the famous annual Pumpkin Festival is held each year on Main Street.

Main Street also features many locally owned shops, restaurants and galleria’s year round. Mac Dutra Park, at the corner of Kelly and Main usually features live music on most weekends.

Half Moon Bay also hosts the Ritz Carlton hotel and two championship golf courses. The Ritz is housed in Half Moon Bay’s only gated community, Ocean Colony. Several of Half Moon Bay’s neighborhoods are located on each side of Highway 1. To the east are Frenchman’s Creek, Seahaven and Highland Park. To the west are Ocean Colony, Miramar, which features the famous Coastal Trail, Kehow and Alsace-Lorraine and Arleta Park, which border Poplar Beach.

Half Moon Bay is a great place to live, steeped in history with several neighborhoods to accommodate everyone’s desires.

Local Recommendations

  • Restaurants: Miramar Beach Restaurant, Its Italia, Spanishtown Mexican Restaurant.

  • Casual Food: Garden Deli Café at San Benito House, Verrazzanno Pizza.

  • Bar: Half Moon Bay Wine and Cheese.

Local Schools

  • Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School

  • Cunha Intermediate School

  • Sea Crest Schools (private K-8)

  • Half Moon Bay High School

  • Pilarcitos High School and Alternative Education

 
 
 

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