Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Half Moon Bay

The area's festivals and art galleries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Half Moon Bay. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the beaches, seaside and restaurants. Mavericks and Computer History Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Half Moon Bay

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Travellers enjoy fun activities like hiking and surfing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Half Moon Bay a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (23.8 mi / 38.4 km)
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Links (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Poplar Creek Golf Course (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Half Moon Bay

Travellers enjoy Half Moon Bay for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Half Moon Bay

Travellers love Half Moon Bay for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Half Moon Bay. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mavericks (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Twin Peaks (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (23.5 mi / 37.9 km)
  • Shoreline Park (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (21 mi / 33.8 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Half Moon Bay

Fly into San Carlos, CA (SQL), the closest airport, located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) away.

Where to stay near Half Moon Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 466 holiday rentals near Half Moon Bay. From 244 Houses to 19 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Half Moon Bay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Half Moon Bay?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Half Moon Bay:

  • Ashbury Heights: 176 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 693 holiday homes
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 792 holiday homes
  • Sunset District: 509 holiday homes
  • Union Square: 625 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Half Moon Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Half Moon Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Poplar State Beach: 586 holiday rentals
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Links: 568 holiday rentals
  • Purisima Creek Redwoods: 568 holiday rentals
  • Francis Beach: 644 holiday rentals
  • Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay: 714 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Half Moon Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Half Moon Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 244 Houses in Half Moon Bay. Our other popular types of Half Moon Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 19 holiday houses
  • Villas: 2 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 134 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Half Moon Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 70 holiday homes with pool available in Half Moon Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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