The San Francisco Peninsula Coast

The coastal region of The San Francisco Peninsula is home to many beautiful and historic cities and towns. Half Moon Bay is a quaint, small town by the Pacific Ocean, known as the pumpkin capital of the world. The Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival and the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off attract over 100,000 visitors. 

Downtown Half Moon Bay has evolved into a charming blend of quaint bed and breakfast inns, antique stores, upscale shops, and restaurants specializing in locally-grown vegetables and freshly-caught seafood.

In addition to Half Moon Bay, the Coastside has several small cities, each with its own distinct characteristics: Pacifica, Montara, Moss Beach (the site of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve), El Granada, Princeton-by-the-Sea (known for great fishing from Pillar Point Harbor and the wonderful restaurants and shops which surround it), San Gregorio (location of the historic San Gregorio Store), and Pescadero (famous for its proximity to the Pescadero Marsh, Pigeon Point Lighthouse and the elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Reserve).