Half Moon Bay - Paddling

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Great option for novice and intermediate paddlers looking for a taste of the Pacific Ocean.


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Destination Distance From Downtown

19.2 miles


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All Seasons

Dog Friendly


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Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay is a great option for novice and intermediate paddlers. The waters are generally quiet and relatively calm as long as you stay in the bay area.

What Makes It Great

Turn back toward land to enjoy scenic views of the San Mateo shoreline. Kayak and SUP rentals are also available nearby in Half Moon Bay. Spend a summer morning identifying an incredible variety of shorebirds and sea life, like harbor seals, sea lions and even migrating gray whales. While Half Moon Bay is typically protected, it is still the Pacific Ocean. Be sure everyone is prepared for the water.

Who is Going to Love It

Newer paddlers and SUPers are going to enjoy this honest-to-goodness foray into the Pacific Ocean, while experienced paddlers can make a long day of exploration starting from the harbor. 

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

Piller Point Harbor is located at 1 Johnson Pier, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. You can get more info on Piller Point Harbor at their website


Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, CA,
37.503812, -122.47911

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