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Half Moon Bay in California

A self-supported trip created by guest-paddler

Trip Overview

There's no better way to get up close and personal with Half Moon Bay's aquatic wonderland- -which teems with harbor seals, otters, marine birds, migrating whales, and more - than by hopping into a kayak and paddling your way to treasures inaccessible by land and larger vessels.

Whether you want to rent a sea kayak and seek your own seafaring adventures around Pillar Point Harbor, take a lesson, surf kayak, or join a group tour - including magical moonlight excursions, the choice is yours.

Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay is one of the safest harbors in the U.S. and offers extensive paddling opportunity for beginners and experts alike.


There are many local Hotels and motels as well as Montara Lighthouse hostel.
Please visit for more information on lodging.




To Pillar Point Harbor, (Parking in lot C on the left).

From Hwy 92: Go north on Highway 1, turn left at the fourth traffic light onto Capistrano Dr. Take the next left into the Pillar Point Harbor and park in parking lot C, on your left.

From San Francisco: Hwy 1 at Devils Slide is currently closed. Use Hwy 92 directions above.


Pillar Point Harbor Harbormaster: 650-726-5727


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Trip Details

  • Trip Duration: Day Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Water Type: Open Water/Ocean

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