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About Surfers Beach in Half Moon Bay, California

Surfers Beach is just outside the rock jetty that protects Pillar Point Harbor across Highway 1 from the community of El Granada north of Half Moon Bay. This location under the right conditions creates a nice surf break as it rolls in along the jetty. At high tide the water level is high enough that the waves crash right on the rocks that protect the highway from erosion. At low tide, there is enough sand exposed to call this a beach. Just inside the jetty is a sandy beach called Harbor Beach that is protected from the waves and isn’t under water at high tide. Restrooms and a restaurant are available next to the Pillar Point Harbor boat launch on the other side of the jetty. The multi-use California Coastal Trail is right behind the beach for walkers, joggers, bikers, and others to enjoy. Parking for Surfer’s Beach is available next to the Pillar Point RV Park, along the highway shoulder, and across the highway on Obispo Road in El Granada.

4000 Cabrillo Hwy N
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Other Names
El Granada Beach, Surfer's Beach
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
No fee for parking
Surfing, Fishing
Restrooms, Paved Bike Path
El Granada, US
6:41 am, May 28, 2023
temperature icon 53°F
L: 53° H: 57°
Feels like 52.66 °F mist
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0.22
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 5 km
Sunrise: 5:52 am
Sunset: 8:22 pm
Humidity 90 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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