Half Moon Bay State Park RV & Campground Guide

California

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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Weather
Spring 49.6-64.3 F
Summer 55-71 F
Fall 53-69 F
Winter 44.6-57.6 F
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Nearby Cities
Venice Beach, CA
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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.

Outside Half Moon Bay State Park

There are so many things to do in Half Moon Bay State Park that you might forget that there's a ton of exciting adventures to be had outside of it, too. During your trip, make sure that you don't miss out on these amazing restaurants, stores and places to visit while you're in the area.

Restaurants

Flying Fish and Grill

Flying Fish and Grill has some of the freshest and most delicious seafood you can find in the entire city of Half Moon Bay. Taking full advantage of being barely a mile from the Pacific Ocean, you can find dishes like ahi tuna, clam chowder and classic fish and chips using ingredients caught right out of the water earlier in the day.

Type: Seafood

Location: 211 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Cafe Capistrano

At Cafe Capistrano, you can dine on some delicious Mexican food with a focus on Mayan-style cuisine, all of it with an exceptionally fresh and seafood-forward menu. Delicious fish tacos, sumptuous pork enchiladas and beefy quesadillas round out a breakfast, lunch or dinner that just can't be matched.

Type: Mexican

Location: 523 Church Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Pasta Moon

Pasta Moon is one of the area's premier Italian restaurants, serving up absolutely fantastic eats with an atmosphere that can't be beat. Whether you're in the mood for some gorgeous house-made pizza, glazed double pork chops or Bolognese with homemade noodles, there's a little something for everyone here.

Type: Italian

Location: 845 Main street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Shopping

Oddyssea

Oddyssea is a unique store that really has to be seen to be believed. In addition to having various unique and bizarre antiques and collectibles for sale, the shop's main draw is its unique service that gives customers the opportunity to create their own items to take home with them from salvaged parts and raw materials provided by the store.

Location: 617 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Vinoteca

Vinoteca is a delicious wine shop featuring some of the best bottles from various small wineries from across the globe. Enjoy a tasting, grab a cheese plate and take home a bottle of something special before the day is done.

Location: 330 Main Street Suite 105, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Mandala Treasures

Mandala Treasures is a small art shop specializing in handmade pieces from or based on the work of artists in and around the Indian subcontinent. Grab some clothes, jewelry, art and other gifts to spice up your life and the lives of those you hold dear.

Location: 330 Main Street Suite 103, Half Moon Bay, California 94019

Sightseeing

Arata Pumpkin Farm

The Arata Pumpkin Farm is a fun and fantastic place to spend the day, especially with kids. Known for its world-class pumpkins in all different sizes and shapes, the farm has attractions ranging from a playground to a petting zoo to relaxing hayrides to the 2-acre Minotaur's Labyrinth maze.

Location: 185 Verde Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Ghost Town of Purissima

The Ghost Town of Purissima is a somewhat hidden cemetery located down Verde Road. Hauntingly beautiful with its mix of headstones and nature, it's an intriguing and spooky place to be. It also provides a good opportunity to pay your respects to those who don't likely have anyone left to remember them.

Location: Verde Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Coastal Repertory Theater

Established in 1986, the Coastal Repertory Theater is a nonprofit dedicated to bringing the joy of theater to as many people as possible. While the theater is a bit more intimate than you might be used to, seeing shows performed live with the top talent of the area is well worth the packed seating.

Location: 1167 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California 94019

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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.

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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We here at RVshare love the outdoors, especially beaches. That's why we're excited to see you experience Half Moon Bay State Park for yourselves on an RV vacation. If you have fun, why not send us some of your vacation pictures so that we can join in on the festivities? Just tag us on social media or email them to [email protected] We might even feature them in a blog.