Turn family screen time into actual face time by camping at a Half Moon Bay campground…
Nothing connects or reconnects a family as fast as when they can power off the electronics and experience nature.
To help your family unplug, we have created a list of what we think are some of the top campgrounds and RV Parks in Half Moon Bay. Whether you fancy tent, trailer or RV, there is a campground for just about any fellow explorer. Even if you just want to unplug a little, we list RV Parks that have plenty of creature comforts too!
If you are looking for a campsite along the beach, we suggest checking out Half Moon Bay State Beach. It's a beautiful setting with panoramic ocean views and close to the City of Half Moon Bay. Please note that it can get busy – especially on the weekends from both overnight and day use. Also, some of the larger RVs can create a lot of noise from their external generators.
Another coast RV park option is Pillar Point Harbor RV Park. It also has great ocean views and it is located close to surfer beach and the harbor. The main drawback with this park is it is located right next to Highway 1, so expect traffic noise — especially during the day.
For more campgrounds along the coast or campgrounds in the forest, scroll down the page to see our entire list.
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95 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 726-8819
Four miles of broad, sandy beaches stretch out to welcome visitors to Half Moon Bay. This picturesque setting is ideal for sunbathing, fishing and picnicking. A campground provides accommodations for those who wish to visit longer.
Directions: The beach is located a half-mile west of Highway 1 on Kelly Avenue in Half Moon Bay. There are three parking and beach access points: Francis Beach, at the end of Kelly Ave. in Half Moon Bay. Venice Beach, at the end of Venice Blvd. off Highway 1. Dunes Beach, at the end of Young Ave. off Highway 1.
Butano State Park — Campgrounds
1500 Cloverdale Rd., Pescadero, CA (650) 879-2040
A 2,200-acre redwood park in the Half Moon Bay Mountains, featuring excellent hiking through the redwood groves. Only three miles from the Pacific coast, the park's trails offer views of the Pacific Ocean and the Año Nuevo islands.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park — Primitive campgrounds
Rancho Del Oso, Hwy 1 831-338-8860
Located 25 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Hwy. 1, the park has miles of trails, which serves hikers and equestrians, links Big Basin to Castle Rock State Park and the eastern reaches of the Santa Cruz range. Maps
Costanoa Coastal Lodge — Privately owned RV Park and campgrounds
2001 Rossi Road at Hwy. 1, Pescadero, CA (650) 879-1100
2001 Rossi Road – Pescadero, CA
Connected to four State Parks – 30,000 acres of hiking trails – and a vibrant wildlife reserve – Costanoa offers the unique opportunity to experience outdoor living in comfortable stylish surroundings. Accommodations include canvas cabins, a forty-room Lodge, campgrounds and RV parking. Special features include on-site spa services – horseback riding – mountain bike rentals – children's activities – and a general store and cafe.
460 Wavecrest Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 | (650) 726-7275
Located right off of HWY-1 next to Cameron's British Pub, the Half Moon Bay RV Park and Campground offers all the amenities and services you need to make your RV or tent camping a very pleasant stay.
Sam McDonald Park — County Park
13435 Pescadero Creek Rd., Loma Mar, CA (650)879-0238
9500 Pescadero Creek Rd., Loma Mar, CA (650) 879-0238
Sweetwood Group Campsite
California State Department of Parks & Recreation, 800-444-7275.
Directions: Highway 1 at Ruisseau Francais, north of Half Moon Bay.
1001 Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 726-9100
Pigeon Point Light Station — Hostel
210 Pigeon Point Rd. Hwy 1, Pescadero (650) 879-0633
On California Highway 1, 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 27 miles north of Half Moon Bay
4000 Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay, CA (650) (650) 712-9277
Located on the Pacific Ocean 15 miles south of San Francisco, Pillar Point RV Park offers recreational travelers world class views, access to salmon and albacore fishing, sailing, surfing (just ten steps away), hiking and a relaxing park and full amenities including electric, water, sewer and cable hookups. More >>
The park has a rugged, natural basin forested with coast redwoods, Douglas fir and live oak. Eighteen miles of trails crisscross the canyon and its two streams, Peters Creek and Pescadero Creek.