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About Dunes Beach at Half Moon Bay State Beach in Half Moon Bay, California

Dunes Beach is one of the northern beaches in Half Moon Bay State Beach. To reach the parking area turn onto Youngs Road just north of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1. At the end of Youngs Road there is a state park entrance station where they charge a fee for day-use parking (pay with an envelope if the shack is closed). Short steep sandy trails take you down to the beach through the dunes on the bluff. South of the beach access the beach is below sandstone bluffs and north of the access are the beach’s namesake dunes. The Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail runs north-south behind the parking lot for running, walking, and biking. This paved path extends the entire Half Moon Bay shoreline from Pillar Point to Redondo Beach. North of Dunes Beach is Roosevelt Beach with a separate parking area down a long one-lane paved road. Both lots access the same continuous sandy beach. Be careful next to the bluff which is eroding and coming down in large chunks.

Young Ave and Cabrillo Hwy N
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Park Name
Half Moon Bay State Beach
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on beach, but OK on Coastal Trail if leashed
Fee for parking
Hiking, Walking, Running, Biking, Skating, Fishing, Beachcombing, Beach Walking, Sunbathing
Dunes, Restrooms, Paved Bike Path
Map of Dunes Beach at Half Moon Bay State Beach
Half Moon Bay, US
7:50 am, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 56°F
L: 51° H: 64°
Feels like 54.81 °F mist
Wind gusts: 7 m/s
UV Index: 1.09
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 8 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:33 pm
Humidity 76 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 7 m/s

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