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Best things to do in Moss Beach

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Nature Preserve
“Great place to see tide pools and explore the hidden ecosystems within. You can often see seals on the beach as well.”
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Bar
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“Fun place to visit for the view and Friday food specials. 5 minute drive. (Call to make a reservation)”
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“Down about 2 miles from our unit - lovely service and food and a great location for a stroll in the Pillar Point Harbor after dinner.”
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“Street side taco joint - huge quesadillas and burritos, and hot salsa fresca!! Yum! Very affordable and fast. Cures the crave.”
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Lighthouse
“A nice walk around spot, to view the rugged coastline of Montara - walk along the trails to the north and find the secret beach.”
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Cafe
“*Currently closed as of 2019* Manager is trying to reopen the restaurant. This cafe at the Half Moon Bay Airport has a great breakfast. You may have to wait in line on the weekends, but it's worth it. Only open for breakfast and lunch.”
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Restaurant
“Good local pizza made to order. Call ahead. It's best to get the pizza to go and pick up so that it's fresh and hot. They do also deliver. Salads and sweets are available but vary. Call to inquire.”
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Lodging
“Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, the historic Point Montara Lighthouse is set against the dramatic and breathtaking scenery of the California coast. Secret tip: If the tide is low, pass the hostel and go down the dirt path to a magical and hidden beach.”
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Premise
“Great for kids. Has a basketball court and large elaborate castle themed playground. Also has a tot lot for smaller children”
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Bar
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Park
“Take an enjoyable hike along the bluff tops through Moss Beach out to Pillar Point. It's magic.”
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Point of Interest
“Most precious of West Coast tidepool ecosystems. Home to large group of seals, mating + calving. Fun to watch, also great hiking path through historical property, overlooking the surf.”
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Locality
“ Great tide pools at low tide. Long stretch of beach. Usually sea lions around.”
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