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Pelican Point Beach

  • Address: Pelican Point Beach
  • Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
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Pelican Point Beach is located near the end of Miramontes Point Road in Half Moon Bay, CA. The beach is nearby the Pelican Point RV Park and surrounded by the Half Moon Bay Golf Links golf course and community. There is a parking lot and public access where Miramontes Point Road bends north toward the beautiful lodge at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Resort. From the parking lot just walk toward the water on the paved path and find a stairway that drops down to the beach where Canada Verde Creek exits a gulch. The steep walls of the bluff behind the small beach reflect the sounds of crashing waves. You hardly know the golfers are swinging away above you.

The beach is walkable north below the resort for quite a ways, except at high tide. At the other side of the resort property is the Redondo Beach Access. At low tide you can find tide pools to explore in either direction from the Pelican Point Beach public access. The larger and better-known Half Moon Bay Tide Pools are to the north below the resort. Paved paths follow the bluff to the lodge where you can eat at one of the restaurants or just take in the view from there.