We drove through Half Moon Bay and decided to drive south along the coastline on CA-1 for a while before we turned back to Half Moon Bay to finish the day. We noticed that it was becoming extremely foggy - you can read my post about Bay Area fog - but we stopped a couple times anyway to snap some photos. I can't imagine what these places looked like on a clear day!
The beach was absolutely pristine. And I think we saw three people the whole time we walked around. Part of that could have been the lack of ... access.
We then headed out to actually see the Bay that makes Half Moon Bay. Since it was a busy weekend, we couldn't find parking anywhere but in the state beach parking lots, which charged $10 per day. It would have been fine if we actually wanted to stay for the day, but we didn't. We just wanted to take a picture of Half Moon Bay and enjoy its beauty for a few minutes and leave. They wouldn't give us an hourly rate.
So we cheated and pulled off to the side of the road and I took a picture of Half Moon Bay.
We had an extremely tasty dinner at Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., and I will include it in the food review section of the website soon. The restaurant was perched inside a marina, so after we ate we explored it for a while to walk off some of our dinner.