Half Moon Bay Tourism

Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Its population was 11,324 as of the 2010 census. Immediately at the north of Half Moon Bay is the Pillar Point Harbor and the unincorporated community of Princeton-by-the-Sea. The urban area had a population of 20,713 at the same census.

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Just a few miles away from San Francisco is the beachside town of Half Moon Bay. All along the crescent shaped bay, you will see beaches and commercial activities in the harbour. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve protects a collection of plants and animals living close to the sea. In winter, you will be able to watch the migration of thousands of whales from a cruise. Most of the scenic beaches around Half Moon Bay are located along Highway 1. The seaside town plays host to the annual Art and Pumpkin Festival. The bay also sees the Classics by the Sea Car Show sometime in summer. Surfing is a widely-practiced sport here so if you can surf, you will have a gala time in the waters near the bay. Head to Half Moon Bay for a weekend of fun and the sun.

 

  • Know the pollution level of Half Moon Bay before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 27.99 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.05 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 54.44 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.26 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 21.72 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 27.59 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.38 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 23.75 (Low)
  • How safe is Half Moon Bay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Half Moon Bay.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.23 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 45.07 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 31.64 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.84 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.08 (High)
    • Attacks 42.18 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 67.52 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 77.04 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.21 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 56.97 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.45 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 65.14 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Half Moon Bay is 175.5 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 51.08 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 97.26 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35.12 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45.64 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 90.56 (High)
    • Health Care Index 71.45 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.27 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 133.8 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Half Moon Bay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 87.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 60.06 USD

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