Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Half Moon Bay

The area's festivals and art galleries are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Half Moon Bay. Travellers to this relaxing city praise the beaches, seaside and restaurants. Mavericks and Computer History Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Half Moon Bay

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Travellers enjoy fun activities like hiking and surfing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Half Moon Bay a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (23.8 mi / 38.4 km)
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Links (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Poplar Creek Golf Course (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Half Moon Bay

Travellers enjoy Half Moon Bay for its surfing. If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Half Moon Bay

Travellers love Half Moon Bay for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Half Moon Bay. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mavericks (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Twin Peaks (19.9 mi / 32 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (23.5 mi / 37.9 km)
  • Shoreline Park (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (21 mi / 33.8 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Half Moon Bay

Fly into San Carlos, CA (SQL), the closest airport, located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Half Moon Bay?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 456 holiday lettings around Half Moon Bay. From 120 flats & apartments to 234 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent an ocean-view property in Half Moon Bay?

Crystalline waters, white sands and blue skies as a backdrop. If this sounds like your idea of the perfect holiday, now's your chance to really bliss out. Luckily, there are 75 beachside holiday homes to cast yourself away to. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has heaps of other choices, including:

  • 70 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 56 mountain-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 43 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Half Moon Bay?

Instead of getting a cookie-cutter, chain hotel room this holiday, you could just rent a whole house. You'll be part of the neighbourhood before you know it! There are 247 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £50 per night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's taste, we have a range of other self-catering accommodation options to choose from, such as:

  • Apartment: 113 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £47 per night.
  • Hotel: 100 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £21 per night.
  • Studio: 25 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £63 per night.

Can I stay in Half Moon Bay in a large group?

Holidays with family can be heaps of fun, especially when you're staying under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you'll be travelling with a large group, HomeAway can help you. 51 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. At the moment, they're the preferred choice here for sizeable groups. If you're travelling in a larger group, the properties for rent that can cater to you include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 186 properties suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as £114.
  • If you have 8 in your crew, you'll be thrilled to find out that there are 100 rental properties that are ideal. Prices start at £158 a night.
  • Seeking holiday rentals catering to 5 people? You'll be happy to learn we have 60 that'll be perfect. You can get one from just £115 per night.

You and your posse will be well catered to when you book your Half Moon Bay adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Half Moon Bay?

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. Write a new chapter with the ones you hold dear and plan an economical stay with HomeAway. Noe Valley is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 140 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £176 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Another 232 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around Mission District. With an average price of £197 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth telling your friends about.

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