Take a Stroll on the Coast Side Trail
Many people who come to Half Moon Bay enjoy the beach in one way or another. A great way to enjoy the beach and not get your feet dirty is to do like a local and take a walk on the Coast Side Trail. The trail follows the beach and it is really easy to follow. You can really park anywhere at one of the beach parking lots off of Highway 1 and then start the walk from there. The trail offers a lot of spectacular views. You obviously get to see the amazing beach and the ocean. You will also pass by the beautiful homes and businesses that line the beach. The trail is also lined with several native plants and trees, and some not so native plants. You may also be lucky enough to see some pretty cool animals along the trail as well. My friend once saw a dolphin, but I have never been so lucky. The length of the trail provides a pretty good workout, I often see people running the trail and also biking along the trail. It is mostly flat and sometimes paved. Along the walk, you will be greeted by the friendly locals also enjoying the day. If you get a chance, I recommend taking the walk on a weekday evening because it is so beautiful and peaceful without the crowds. The trail provides plenty of opportunities for you to hop down to the sand and into the water, if that is your desire.