Half Moon Bay State Park RV & Campground Guide


If fun in the sun is what you're after, Half Moon Bay is definitely the place to go for your next vacation. Comprising the Roosevelt, Dunes, Venice and Francis beaches along with Pillar Point Harbor and Princeton-by-the-Sea, Half Moon Bay State Park and its 181 acres of protected beach land can be the backdrop for all sorts of fun year-round. Temperatures are fairly mild throughout the year and peak in summer, though early spring and late winter can get a bit chilly. Humidity is typically high, as one would expect from a beach area, leading to some really breathtaking moments of fog depending on the time of year you visit. Either way, there are always plenty of things to do in and around the water. There's also lots to explore in the surrounding towns.

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Spring 49.6-64.3 F
Summer 55-71 F
Fall 53-69 F
Winter 44.6-57.6 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Half Moon Bay State Park

Taking a trip down to Half Moon Bay State Park is always set to be a fun time, especially when you're in a rental RV. RVs are easy, affordable and convenient, making them a great way to experience outdoors-focused trips like this. While you're here, why not try staying overnight at one of the following RV campgrounds?

Half Moon Bay State Park Campgrounds

Camping right up on the beach at Half Moon Bay State Park is a great experience for RVers. While most spots are more suited to tent campers, the beach is still perfectly accessible to those in an RV. Spots at the beach lack hookups but more than make up for it with all the gorgeous scenery and fun activities you'll be perfectly poised to participate in as a camper. The area also features a dump station, showers, water and restrooms to use. Additionally, dogs are allowed within the campground areas. Rates start at around $35 per night.

Pelican Point RV Park

Pelican Point RV Park is located just outside of Half Moon Bay State Park and, as a result, has a glorious view of the beach and ocean right next door. Surrounded by several major attractions, ranging from the beach itself to a golf course to the Ritz Carlton, Pelican Point's strategic location makes it a great place to camp out. When you stay here, you can expect full hookups, free Wi-Fi and cable, restrooms and showers, a laundry facility, a dump station and a convenience store on-site. Plus, it's a pet-friendly environment. While a bit on the pricier side at $84 per night, it's well worth the cost when you get to camp in all this luxury.

Pillar Point Harbor RV Park

Pillar Point Harbor RV Park is a fantastic RV park located along the beach with a ton of amenities to offer guests. Not only are there full hookups (including sewer and water) available with free cable TV and Wi-Fi, but this pet-friendly campground also has spacious sites with lots to do on the grounds. Hiking trails are plentiful to campers as are aquatic activities like kayaking and whale watching. Sites with a full view of the ocean cost $84 per night while sites with a partial view are reduced to $67.20.

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What to Do at
Half Moon Bay State Park

Inside Half Moon Bay State Park

Like any place near the water, there are many things you can do at Half Moon Bay State Park involving the ocean. Swimming, fishing, surfing, boating, snorkeling and more are all available here, with surfing being an especially popular activity. Picnicking on the beach is also tons of fun and so is hiking the many trails in the area. Additionally, depending on when you come to visit, you could see or possibly participate in the annual Mavericks Surf Contest.

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How to Get to
Half Moon Bay State Park

The easiest way to get to Half Moon Bay State Park would naturally be to approach from Half Moon Bay. Starting from the heart of the city, you'll want to find your way to Kelly Avenue, at which point you'll have a straight shot to the beach. Further along Highway 1, which goes through the city, you'll find two other areas that are part of the park: Venice Beach at the end of Venice Boulevard and Dunes Beach at the end of Young Avenue.

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Entering Half Moon Bay State Park

To enter the park, simply follow any of the three roads leading to one of the three entrances and go inside. There is parking right inside the entrances to each park. The park is open from 8 a.m. to sunset each day, barring serious weather issues. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Half Moon Bay State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Half Moon Bay State Park?

There is no bad time of year to visit Half Moon Bay State Park. However, the weather in the park is especially nice during the period between April 30th and November 11th.

What is the climate of Half Moon Bay State Park?

Half Moon Bay State Park has a moderate climate. The temperatures reach an average high of 73 degrees Fahrenheit in the month of July. On average, it’s sunny in Half Moon Bay for 260 days out of every year.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Half Moon Bay State Park?

Land mammals that inhabit this area include mountain lions, mule deer and raccoons. You’ll also find abundant aquatic wildlife within the California state park system nearby, including California sea lions, Harbor seals, dolphins, whales and a variety of fish.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Half Moon Bay State Park?

You’ll find designated RV camping spots at Francis State Beach within Half Moon Bay State Park. All but four of the 52 campsites at the Francis Beach Campground are RV-friendly and can accommodate vehicles or trailers up to 40 feet.

Are pets allowed at Half Moon Bay State Park?

Leashed dogs are allowed in the campgrounds and picnic areas at Half Moon Bay State Park. You can walk them on the Coastside Trail, but you may not take them to the beach.