Welcome to Half Moon Bay
A sublime waterfront community.
Half Moon Bay is a small coastal community just south of San Francisco. It is part of a string of gorgeous beaches that line this coastal section of California, marked by the renowned Highway 1. Its stunning views and landscapes make it a highly desirable place to call home.
Half Moon Bay is best known for its coastal charm. Beautiful beaches make for easy surfing and waterfront dining, while vast natural parks offer great hiking and exploring. The downtown area has all the quaint charm of a small town.
The average price of homes in Half Moon Bay is just over $1.4 million. Beautifully appointed mansions perch over the bay with access to vibrant sunsets and coastal views. The opulent homes in Half Moon Bay do justice to the beautiful backdrop.
What to Love
- The beach
- The trails
- The seafood
People & Lifestyle
Half Moon Bay is a small suburban town. It attracts a laid-back type of people who enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of the community’s highly artistic population. The pace of life in Half Moon is slow and steady.
Half Moon Bay is primarily home to families and older adults. Its small-town charm and excellent school system make it ideal for growing families, and the tight-knit community is perfect for people looking to stay connected.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Half Moon Bay’s dining, shopping, and entertainment options benefit from the town’s prime location. Here you can support local artists by day and enjoy waterfront restaurants by night.
Of course, one of the most significant benefits of living in Half Moon Bay is the delicious fresh seafood. Sam’s Chowder House
is a local institution known for its chowder and lobster rolls. Have more of a sweet tooth? Half Moon Bay Bakery
is 110 years old and famous for its specialty loaves of doughnuts, danishes, and pumpkin bread.
One of the most popular local shops is Oddyessea
, a charming shop and art workshop. Stop in and build your own terrarium, or work with crystals and sand. It’s a great place for kids and adults to come and explore their creative side.
Things to Do
Half Moon Bay has no shortage of annual and semi-annual activities, all of which contribute to its tight-knit community feel.
Every October, Half Moon Bay’s proudest farmers weigh their pumpkins at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
. The biggest pumpkin takes home a prize, and all attendees get to enjoy local art, wine, and music. Around the holidays, the Bay hosts the Pillar Point Harbor Boat Lighting Festival, at which boat-owners decorate the entire harbor with festival holiday lights! Later in the year, enjoy Farm + Fish + Flowers
, during which the town opens its coastal nurseries, greenhouses, and historic sites to the public—a real treat for nature and history buffs!
Looking for daytime activities? Take a tour of the cliffside Pigeon Point Lighthouse
and try to spot some seals and whales! You could also play a round of golf at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links
and enjoy the unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean.
Half Moon Bay is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
Want to be part of the magnificent Half Moon Bay neighborhood? Contact Kalla Bay Homes today to schedule a private showing of the coastal homes in the area.