The Half Moon Bay Coastside has reopened for tourism, welcoming leisure travelers to this magnificent ocean escape located just 30 miles south of San Francisco. Visitors from within the state of California are permitted to immediately enjoy hotels, restaurants, shops, and outside recreation, while anyone arriving from out of state is encouraged to quarantine for 10 days. All businesses have health and safety protocols in place according to the guidelines of the San Mateo County Health Department.
“We are so happy to welcome back visitors to the Half Moon Bay Coastside,” says Krystlyn Giedt, President & CEO of the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Bureau. “Our area offers the best of Northern California in one place with an array of safe socially-distanced outdoor adventures.”
The Perfect Roadtrip
Regarded as one of the most scenic routes in the world, California’s coast-hugging Rt. 1 winds directly through the Half Moon Bay Coastside. The 1.3 mile Devil’s Slide Trail is the only part of Hwy. 1 that is closed to cars, allowing visitors to walk and bike along some of California’s most dramatic coastline. The area is home to harbor seals, bottlenose dolphins, sea lions, northern elephant seals, and whales.
Farm Fresh Cuisine
The Coastside boasts a wide range of cuisines with many incorporating fresh products from the local farms, docks, and ranches. Diners can choose from food from around the world such as Italian, Mediterranean, French, Thai, Indian, and much more. Restaurants are open for outdoor dining and takeout/delivery.
Local Artisan Shopping
Historic Main Street provides an opportunity not only for a leisurely day of shopping but also for visitors to give back to the community by supporting family-owned businesses. Unique artisan shops offer goods that can only be found locally. A sampling of businesses includes gift stores, surf shops, bookstores, art galleries, and tasting rooms. Retail businesses are open for in-store shopping at 25% of normal capacity.
Please note that individual businesses are open on their own schedule. For more information on what travelers can expect when visiting the Half Moon Bay Coastside, click here or call (650) 726-8380.