Most Unique Shops

The Half Moon Bay is known for its unique shops, fabulous restaurants, and art galleries. Some of Half Moon Bay’s wonderful stores include clothing boutiques, jewelry stores, and unique gift shops. You find the most unique shopping experience around right downtown on Main Street where you will find the best in shopping and restaurants.

Enjoy!

Main Street Shops

Shoppes at Harbor Village

Giant Pumpkin Contest

Giant Pumpkin Contest

Monday, October 11, 2021, 7am–2pm The gathering of titanic pumpkins will take place at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off!  Nearly 100 participants will enter their massive pumpkins in hopes of capturing the coveted title and $9/pound for the 2021...

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Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festivalhas been cancelled. We hope to see you next year! Surviving the 2021 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival... According to organizers, up to 250,000 attendees will visit Half Moon Bay over the...

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Half Moon Bay Christmas Events

Half Moon Bay Christmas Events

No fruitcake here, we only list the good stuff! First, my apologies to fruitcake lovers everywhere. Some of my best friends love fruitcakes. Second, Half Moon Bay loves to throw a good ol' fashioned community event, and none are bigger than those during the Christmas...

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Poplar Beach

Poplar Beach

Operated by the City of Half Moon Bay, it's picturesque setting is ideal for sunbathing, fishing and picnicking on the beach. Also, along the bluff top, you can take in the sweeping ocean views from a number of park benches that line the Bluff Top Trail. The Bluff Top...

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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

Half Moon Bay's many wetlands and natural preserves create an inviting environment for more than 200 species of birds -- creating a bird watching paradise. The feature phot above was taken along the Coastside/Bluff Trail just above Poplar Beach. Pescadero Marsh...

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Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

The Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail stretches from Half Moon Bay State Park to Miramar/Surfer's Beach -- totaling nearly 3 miles.  With its well paved path, the bluff top trail is a great multiuse course for walkers, joggers, strollers and bike riders that offers...

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Mezzaluna

Located about four miles north of Half Moon Bay, Mezzaluna offers southern Italian dishes with a California flair. They try to source much of their high quality  meats, fish, and produce.

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Pillar Point Harbor

Pillar Point Harbor

Located four miles north of Half Moon Bay, Pillar Point Harbor is used by both pleasure and commercial fishing boats—and on occasion the Lady Washington, a large wooded tall ship, that allows visitors to come aboard and explore the ship of yesteryear. The Harbor has...

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Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm

Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm

Farmer John’s Pumpkin Farm is our top pick for families with smaller children. Although they don’t have the bouncy houses and rides that some of the other pumpkin patches have, they do have a lot of great photo opportunities where you can capture your cherished memories. They also have a great selection of pumpkins form traditional to heirloom.

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Arata’s Pumpkin Farm

Arata’s Pumpkin Farm

Arata’s Pumpkin Farm is one of our top picks for families with older children. They have a variety of activities from their giant hay maze to tractor rides to a haunted barn and…oh yeah…a large selection of pumpkins. The only drawback is the cost can be steep!

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