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elcome to the fall and winter 2012/2013 edition of the Half Moon Bay Review's Coastside Guide. In it you will find comprehensive lists of the best things the Coastside has to offer. Restaurants, hotels, beaches, parks, trails, schools and much more. Check out new sections on Pacifica and spots to taste a little wine. Keep it handy. Give a copy to out-of-town guests. Use it to plan a visit. And, of course, please let us know what you think. What would you like to see included in this guide? Special thanks to Dan Ambrosi for sharing his breathtaking photo of Montara Beach on the cover.
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Contents Coastside map
Half Moon Bay map
Galleries & Wine Tasting
Hiking & Biking
Seniors and Health
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ONGOING EVENTS First Thurs. Harbor Nights Car Show at Pillar Point Harbor is a show of classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and hot rods, from 4 p.m. to of each month sunset at the harbor. Free to spectators and exhibitors. Mary Botham, 726-2722. First Thurs. Brews & Views presents movie screenings and speakers leading discussions on issues that affect us all, from 6 to 8 p.m. at of each month the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company at 390 Capistrano Road in Princeton or the Mavericks Event Center at 107 Broadway in Princeton. Free. 728-2739. Every Saturday The Coastside Farmers Market, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, runs from May 5 through the third Saturday in December, presents fresh local/San Mateo County/Central-California-grown produce, with live entertainment, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shoreline Station in Half Moon Bay. 726-4895. Every Tuesday The La Honda Market presents fresh produce from 3 to 7 p.m. at 8875 La Honda Road., through November. www.mypuente.org. Every Thursday Pescadero Grown! A Certified Community Farmers Market presents mostly locally grown fresh produce from 3 to 7 p.m. in downtown Pescadero, beginning May 3. www.mypuente.org or email@example.com. Every Sunday The Harbor Village Farmers Market takes place year-round from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with regionally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, presentations by local nonprofits and entertainment, at Harbor Village in Princeton. Seven days a week The Año Nuevo State Reserve welcomes visitors to see the elephant seals in summer and fall, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily for unguided tours for which reservations are not not needed, until Dec. 1. The reserve is closed for the first two weeks of December, and reopens in mid-December for guided tours from 8:45 a.m.to 2:45 p.m. daily by reservation and at a $7 per person fee. The reserve is located 25 miles south of Half Moon Bay, and there is a $10 perking fee. For reservations, call (800) 444-4445. SEPTEMBER September 1-3 The 49th annual Kings Mountain Art Fair, ongoing since 1963, presents high-quality art and fine crafts supporting the mountain’s fire protection and elementary school, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. over all three Labor Day Weekend days at the Kings Mountain Community Center, 13889 Skyline Blvd. on the mountain. Breakfast and lunch available, kids’ art activities, no pets please. Free. 851-2710; www.kingsmountainartfair.org. September 1-3 The Coastside Lutheran Church annual Book Fair will offer fiction and nonfiction for all ages, CDs, DVDs, computer and handheld games and more. Also, Asante Network will sell goods to benefit women in Tanzania and Uganda, and Blood Centers of the Pacific will hold a blood drive. It’s at the church at 900 N. Cabrillo Highway in Half Moon Bay, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday. 726-9293. September 9 The Coastside Land Trust opens its Fall Festival Show with paintings, sculpture, watercolors, photos and more by 18 Coastside and Peninsula artists. The show runs through Oct. 26 at the gallery at 788 Main St. in Half Moon Bay. 726-5056. September 16 “Taste of the Coast” brings together a no-host bar and at least 30 local restaurants with specialties for sampling to benefit Senior Coastsiders, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sea Crest School gymnasium (901 Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay.) A raffle and silent auction are also planned. Admission is $60 presale; $75 at the door; $50/seniors age 65 and above. 726-9056. September 21 Singers are welcome for two, two-hour gospel workshops taught by Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir director Terrance Kelly , from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Community United Methodist Church at 777 Miramontes St. in Half Moon Bay; tuition $40. Participants will open for the OIGC concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Methodist Church. (510) 839-4361. FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 9
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Calendar September 30 The Coastside Community Orchestra string section will perform a concert of chamber music at 3 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes St. Half Moon Bay. Tickets are $10/adults, $7/seniors and free for students and children under 16. (650) 438-3534. OCTOBER October 8 The 39th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off begins at 7 a.m. on the I.D.E.S. grounds at 735 Main St. in Half Moon Bay. Growers throughout the West vie for around $20,000 in prize money to beat the 1,704-pound 2011 champion, and there’s a bonus $5,000 prize for the winner who breaks the world record for the heaviest pumpkin. For the first time this year, there will be a $25,000 prize for any grower who has a one-ton (or bigger!) pumpkin. 726-9652; www. miramarevents.com. October 13-14 The 42nd annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. along and around Main Street, Half Moon Bay, with crafts, all kinds of pumpkin foods, live entertainment for youth and adults on three stages plus street performers, kids’ activities, Halloween ambience, pumpkin pie-eating and costume contests, pumpkin carving, the haunted house and Take Five sports lounge, the Great Pumpkin parade and Pumpkin Run. No pets, please. Free. 726-9652; www.miramarevents.com. October 14 The “Pumpkin Run,” beginning at 8 a.m., includes a 5K and 10K run, 5K walk and Kids’ Fun Run, beginning and ending at Hatch Elementary School, to benefit Senior Coastsiders. Pre-registration is $25 until Oct. 10; $30 after that, and day of event; $15/seniors and children. 712-7322. October 14 The La Honda Fire Brigade presents its annual Pancake Breakfast featuring buttermilk pancakes, pumpkin pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, juice and coffee from 8 a.m. to noon at the fire station at 8945 La Honda Road. 747-0381. NOVEMBER November 3, 4, 10, 11 The 12th annual James Johnston House Holiday Boutique, with a “Winter Wonderland” theme, will offer a sparkling array of gifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. There is also a Winter Tea at 1 pm. daily, at $30, for which reservations are required. 726-0329. November 18 The Trio Cabrillo will perform a concert of chamber music to raise funds for the Coastside Community Orchestra’s scholarship fund, at 3 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church at 777 Miramontes St. in Half Moon Bay. (650) 438-3534. November 17-18 The Colony of Coastside Artists will have an “Open Studio” event featuring about two dozen Coastside artists from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maps will be set out in local shops and hotels. firstname.lastname@example.org. November 30 The Pescadero Christmas Tree Lighting takes place at 7 p.m. outside the Pescadero Post Office at Stage and Pescadero roads in Pescadero. 879-0848. December December 1-2 Stage Road Winter Faire begins with the tree-lighting at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Pescadero post office and continues with offering handmade gifts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the I.D.E.S. Hall at the south end of Stage Road in Pescadero. Mary Logsdon, 879-9018. December 7 The 13th annual Night of Lights, with carriage rides, shops open late, holiday ambience, street performers, hot apple cider, Santa Claus, food, kids’ activities, a parade and tree lighting, takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Half Moon Bay. 7268380. December 8 Pillar Point Harbor will hold its annual Boat Lighting contest and ceremony spotlighting the holiday decorations on the harbor’s commercial and residential craft, starting at 6:30 p.m. 726-4382. December 9 The La Honda annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair presents gifts by South Coast artisans, to benefit the La Honda Fire Brigade, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the La Honda Fire Station at 8945 La Honda Road. 747.0381. JANUARY January 4 - 6 The 21st annual Coastside Talent Show spotlights community members performing in song, dance, music, comedy or a variety of other talents, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater at 1167 Main St. Half Moon Bay. 569-3266. January 26 The fourth annual CEF Starlight Soiree will benefit public schools on the Coastside from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the Oceano Hotel ballroom. There will be food, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres, plus dancing, a silent auction and music by a deejay. www. ceffund.org or email@example.com. FEBRUARY February 1-21 The South Coast’s Arte Motu artists’ collective will present “Corazones,” a fest of Valentine’s-Day-related plywood hearts set up around the community, as a gift to the community. 879-0795. February 2 The Coastside Community Orchestra will perform its Winter Concert at 7 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church at 777 Miramontes St in Half Moon Bay. Admission is $10/adults, $7/seniors and free for students and children under 16. (408) 438-3534. FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 11
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Vegetable Pizza 16 Vegetable Pizza 16 topped with cheeses and fresh House-made pizza crust House-made crust topped with cheeses and fresh seasonal localpizza vegetables. seasonal local vegetables. Side Tickler “Combo” 16 Side Tickler Choose any “Combo” 3 side ticklers16 to customize your own personal Choose any 3 side ticklers to customize your own personal entree. entree. Vegetarian Burger 14 14cutlet topped with fresh pesto and Vegetarian Burger Fried parmesan polenta Fried parmesan polenta topped with roasted red peppers on acutlet house-made bun.fresh pesto and roasted red peppers on a house-made bun.
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Comfort just got a little more comfortable Lunch 11-3:30 / Flavors & Flows 3:30-4:30 / Dinner 4:30-9:30 / Closed Tuesdays 650-726-8000 | 10151 N Cabrillo Highway | El Granada Ca 94018 | www.flavoronthecoast.com
Dining The very best thing about the Coastside — after the mountains, ocean and fresh air — is the huge variety of amazing, top-quality choices in dining. Whether you are picking up a deli sandwich made with fresh, warm bread or eating lobster dipped in melted butter or dining at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, you’ll find it all right here on the coast. coffeehouses Caffino Coffee, iced drinks and pastries. Drive-through. 198 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 712-7255. Caffé Lucca Coffee House and Mediterranean cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. 8465 Cabrillo Hwy., Montara. 415-200-5475. Caffé Mezza Luna Italian espresso bar, Italian pastries, gelato, breakfast and lunch. Harbor Village, 240 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. 560-0137. El Granada Hardware and Café Specialty drip coffee, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, smoothies — and hardware. 85 Avenue Portola, El Granada. 726-5009. HMB Coffee Company Soup, salads, sandwiches, desserts, coffees, teas. 20A Stone Pine Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-3664. La Di Da Café Espresso drinks, fresh baked goods, bagels, soups, salads and lunches. 500 C Purissima St. at Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. 712-8808. M Coffee Baked goods, coffees, desserts, light sandwiches, 522 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-6241. Peet’s Coffee & Tea Pastries and sandwiches. 142 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay. 726-1261. Raman’s Coffee and Chai Coffee, tea, chai, bakery items, soft drinks. 101 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. 726-6292. Starbucks Gourmet Coffee Pastries and sandwiches. Strawflower Village, Half Moon Bay. 726-5753. Here Comes the Sun Coffee House Coffees, pastries, bagels and Italian sodas with ocean views. 8455 Cabrillo Hwy., Montara. 455-4308. Bakeries Elegant Cheesecakes Special order and on-hand cakes. 103-A Harvard Ave., Half Moon Bay. 728-2248. Half Moon Bay Bakery Pastries, pies and other baked goods. Sandwiches and foccacia. 514 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-4841 Moonside Bakery Breakfast and lunch; baked goods, espresso, wood-fired pizza, salads and sandwiches. In La Piazza, 604 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-9070. Sunshine Donuts Donuts, muffins, eggrolls. 80 N. Cabrillo Highway, Strawflower Village, Half Moon Bay. 726-1161. Breakfast/lunch Blue Sky Farms Espresso drinks, breakfast, sandwiches, bakery items. 3068 N. Cabrillo Hwy. Half Moon Bay. 726-5999. Café Capistrano Serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Dinner Fri-Sun. 523 Church St., Half Moon Bay. 726-7699. Café Classique American-style breakfast and lunch, fresh baked goods. 107 Sevilla Ave., El Granada. 726-9775. Main Street Grill Breakfast and lunch. 547 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-5300. Sam’s Coffee Shop Breakfast and lunch. 210 San Mateo Road in Pilarcitos Square, Half Moon Bay. 726-3167. FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 13
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Dining Three-Zero Café American-style breakfast and lunch. At Half Moon Bay Airport, 8850 North Cabrillo Highway near Moss Beach. 728-1411. Delis Arcangeli Grocery Co. Country bakery, deli, fine wine, gourmet foods. 287 Stage Road, Pescadero. 879-0147. Cunha’s Country Grocery Deli sandwiches, cold cuts, salads to go. 448 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-4071. La Honda Country Market Deli, hot food counter. 8875 La Honda Rd., La Honda. 747-9722. Gherkins Sandwich Shop Deli restaurant, breakfast and hamburgers. 171 Seventh St., Montara. 728-2211. www.eatgherkins.com. New Leaf Market Full-service natural food store. Hot and cold food bar and deli. 150 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay. 726-3110. Pescadero Country Store Deli, wood-fired pizza. 251 Stage Rd., Pescadero. 879-0410. Safeway Lunchtime deli sandwiches. 70 Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay. 726-1143. San Benito House Lunchtime deli sandwiches, salads, soups. 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-3425. Fast food Burger King Hamburgers and soft drinks for the family. 30 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-1182. McDonald’s Family dining. 100 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-1222. Popeye’s Chicken New Orleans-style fried chicken. 120 San Mateo Road. Half Moon Bay. 726-2904. Subway A selection of sandwiches. 80 N. Cabrillo Highway, in Strawflower Village, Half Moon Bay. 712-0330. Pizza Harbor Pizza Pizzas, sandwiches. 65 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada. 726-3501. Odyssey Pizzeria & Café Serving pizza, Mediterranean & Greek-inspired cuisine. 2350 Carlos St., Moss Beach. 728-5151. Round Table Pizza Pizzas, sandwiches for the family. 50 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, in Strawflower Village. 726-5207. Straw Hat Pizza Family fare; pizza, spaghetti, sandwiches. 186 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-2758. Village Pizza New York style pizza. Harbor Village #44, Princeton-by-the-Sea. 726-7499. American Alice’s Restaurant Breakfast and lunch; dinner in summer. 17288 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. 851-0303. Cameron’s Restaurant Award-winning burgers, fish and chips, and clam chowder. Family-style pub. 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half and Inn Moon Bay. 726-5705. Casey’s Café Soups, salads, seafood, entrées, vegetarian dishes and desserts. Open daily. Orders available “to go.” 328 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 560-4880. Duarte’s Tavern Family-style dining, mostly seafood. Award-winning pies. 202 Stage Road, Pescadero. 879-0464. Flavor Specializing in American Comfort Food. Lunch and dinner. 10151 Cabrillo Hwy N, Half Moon Bay. 726-8000. Jersey Joe's Real Philly Cheesesteaks and Burgers. Open Fall 2012. Stone Pine Center, Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay Brewing Company Oceanfront restaurant and brew pub with California coastal cuisine and excellent microbrewed beers. 390 Capistrano Road, Princeton. 728-2739.
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MEET YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AT LA COSTANERA FOR SUNSET, VIEWS AND TRADITIONAL A H I D D E N PA R A D I S E
Amazing Peruvian appetizers, dinners, steak and seafood
Unique drinks and Happy Hour Sunday-Friday 5-7 and all evening on Tuesdays
The best ocean views on the coast Outdoor fireplaces Inventive interiors
8 Miles North of Half Moon Bay in the former Chart House 8150 Cabrillo Hwy, Montara | Tel: 650.728.1600 | Fax: 650.728.1601 16 Coastside Guide FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 www.LaCostaneraRestaurant.com
Dining Miramar Beach Restaurant Scenic oceanfront location serving fresh seafood, steaks, spirits. Corner of Magellan Avenue and the ocean, three miles north of Half Moon Bay. 726-9053. Moss Beach Distillery Prime steaks and chops, seafood. Beach Way and Ocean Boulevard, Moss Beach. 728-5595. Mountain House American cuisine. Dinner. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 13808 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. 851-8541. Mullins Bar & Grill Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, specializing in fresh Coastal cuisine. Located at Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Two Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-6384. Ocean View Restaurant Casual American Food seven days a week. 400 Main Street, Montara 728.5672 Oceano Bar & Grill Pre-dinner cocktails, and a sampling of light coastal fare from a unique menu. Oceano Hotel, 280 Capistrano Rd.., Half Moon Bay. 726-5400. San Benito House Burgers and bar food. 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-3425. Silver Star Grill Great food for the price of a drink. Tuesday thru Saturday 3 pm – 2 am. 460 Capistrano Road, Princeton. 7142696. Fine dining Bella Vista A fine restaurant serving French, Italian, continental cuisine. 13451 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. 851-1229. Cascade Bar & Grill Coastal cuisine, local wines, seafood and organic produce. 2001 Rossi Road at Hwy. 1, Pescadero (at Costanoa). 879-1100, www.costanoa.com. Cetrella European bistro and café, Mediterranean coastal cuisine. Live jazz Thursday through Saturday. 845 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-4090. La Costanera Contemporary Peruvian cuisine, seafood, tapas. 8150 Cabrillo Hwy., Montara 728-1600. Moonraker Classic seafood cuisine with a modern twist. 105 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica 650.557.7025 Navio Ritz-Carlton’s signature restaurant serving fine coastal cuisine with unsurpassed views of the Pacific Ocean. 1 Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay. 712-7000. Seafood Barbara’s Fishtrap Delicious seafood, beer and wine. 281 Capistrano Road, Princeton. 728-7049. Crab Landing Seafood, steaks, full bar. Open for lunch and dinner. Ocean and harbor views. 260 Capistrano Rd., Half Moon Bay. 712-1288. Flying Fish Grill Variety of seafoods, fish tacos, soups, seafood cioppino and salads. 211 San Mateo Road and Highway 92, Half Moon Bay. 712-1125. Ketch Joanne and Breakfast, lunch, dinner; seafood, pasta and steak. 17 Johnson Pier, Pillar Point Harbor. 728-3747. the Harbor Bar FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 17
Dining seafood Princeton Seafood Company Seafood, salmon, steak, ribs, burgers. Take out available. Fresh fish for sale. #9 Johnson Pier, Pillar Point Harbor. 726-2722. Sam’s Chowder House Authentic New England-style seafood restaurant open for lunch and dinner daily. Oceanfront dining with outdoor seating. 4210 North Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay. 712-0245. Mexican El Gran Amigo Mexican food, tacos and more. 2448 Cabrillo Highway at Virginia, Moss Beach. 728-3815.
Happy Taco Mexican takeout. 184 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-5480. Spanishtown Mexican-style family dining. 515 Church St., Half Moon Bay. 726-7357. Taqueria De Amigos Mexican food to go or eat in. 1999 Pescadero Creek Rd., Pescadero. 879-1232. Taqueria La Mexicana Mexican takeout. 250 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-1746. Tres Amigos Mexican food to go or eat in. 200 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-6080. Asian The Bangkok House Delicious Thai cuisine. 20 Stone Pine Center, Half Moon Bay. 726-5247. Asian King’s Kitchen Chinese food. Eat in or take out. 3048 Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay. 560-9898.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Pastries 20 Stone Pine Road (corner of Stone Pine & Main St.) Half Moon Bay • 650-726-3664
Happy Taco Taqueria Eat in or take out: • Breakfast Burritos • • Taco Salads • Enchiladas • • Tacos • Fajitas • Soups • • Desserts •
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Homestyle Mexican Restaurant and Market • Families welcome • Food Available to go • Banquet Catering for up to 1000 people
Open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. • 726-7357 515 Church Street, Half Moon Bay • Between Main St. and Hwy 1
Fresh, flavorful dishes from around the world to tickle every tastebud!
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OPENING FALL 2012 • Bay Area Famous Cheesesteaks • Authentic East Coast Hoagies • Handcrafted Burgers • NFL DirecTV • 10 Beers on Tap Featuring Belmont-based Microbrewery Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co. 40 Stone Pine Road | Half Moon Bay | 726-4043 20 Coastside Guide FALL/WINTER 2012-2013
408 Main St., Half Moon Bay • 650.560.9234 • www.Chez-Shea.com
•local eats• Plenty of great options for whatever mood you're in
Dining China House Chinese food. Eat in or take out. Deliveries. 20 Stonepine Rd., Half Moon Bay. 712-3816 China Kitchen Chinese take-out. 80 N. Cabrillo Highway in Strawflower Village, Half Moon Bay. 712-8511. Gin Wan Chinese food. Eat in or take out. 2810 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-6028. Shiki Sushi Sushi, lunch and dinner. 20E Stone Pine Center, Half Moon Bay. 712-8886. Sushi Main Street Sushi, lunch and dinner, sake bar. 696 Mill St., Half Moon Bay. 726-6336. Sushi Main Street Sake Bar Sushi. Specialty sakes. 400 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-2775. White Elephant Thai cuisine. Lunch and dinner. 50 N. Cabrillo Hwy. Suite B2-B3. 726-6610. Ark Grill North Indian cuisine. Lunch buffet 11:30-2 p.m. Dinner 5:00-9:00 p.m.. 724 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, 560-8152. Tam's Chinese Cuisine. Lunch and Dinner. Tues. - Sun. 494 Manor Plaza, Pacifica. 359-7575 Italian Half Moon Bay Joe’s Italian-American cuisine, San Francisco style. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2380 S. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay. 560-9260. It’s Italia Pizza, seafood and grill, pasta, salads, panini, fine wines and micro brews. Lunch and dinner. 401 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-4444. Mezza Luna Fine Italian cuisine, full bar. 459 Prospect Way, Princeton. 728-8108. Pasta Moon Gourmet Italian dining, fine wines and a full bar. 315 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-5125. Tortellini Originali Gourmet pasta, pastries and European specialties. 225 Cabrillo Highway. 650-712-1408 mediterranean Café Cuesta American/French fare. Crepes and pastries. Open Tuesday – Sunday. 8865 La Honda Road, La Honda. 747-9220. Café Gibraltar Mediterranean cuisine. Dinner from 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Menu changes weekly. 425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada. 560-9039. Chez Shea Eclectic organic eatery. Open daily except Monday: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 5 to 8:30 p.m. 408 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 560-9234. Ice Cream / Yogurt / juice Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Ice cream, cakes. 44 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-5006. BrazzleBerry Make your own frozen yogurt. Smoothies. 80 N. Cabrillo Highway, Strawflower Village, Half Moon Bay. 712-1222. Nano’s Yogurt Shack Frozen yogurt. 523 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. 726-2182. FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 21
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Lodging Planning a romantic getaway by the sea? Or the relatives don’t have enough spare rooms for everyone? The Coastside’s convenient motels, hotels and beautifully decorated bed-and-breakfasts can meet any lodging need. Memorable views are as close as the windows of the Coastside’s wide variety of hotels. The Beach House Inn 4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 712-0220. beach-house.com Costanoa 2001 Rossi Rd. at Highway 1, Pescadero (650) 879-1100 or toll free at (877) 262-7848. costanoa.com Cameron’s Inn 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-5705. cameronsinn.com Cypress Inn 407 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-6076 or (800) 83BEACH. cypressinn.com Goose and Turrets 835 George St., Montara. 728-5451. Goose.montara.com Bed-and-Breakfast Half Moon Bay Inn 401 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-1177. halfmoonbayinn.com The Inn at Mavericks 346 Princeton Ave., Princeton.728-1572. www.innatmavericks.com Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn 211 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-6642. landisshores.com Mill Rose Inn 615 Mill St. in Half Moon Bay. 726-8750. millroseinn.com Oceano Hotel and Spa 280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-5400 or (888) OCEANO1. oceanohalfmoonbay.com Ocean View Inn 1410 Main St., Montara. 728-8200. oceanviewinnhmb.com The Old Thyme Inn 779 Main St. in Half Moon Bay. 726-1616 or 800-720-4277. oldthymeinn.com The Pacific Victorian 325 Alameda Ave., Half Moon Bay. 712-3900. pacificvictorian.com Bed-and-Breakfast Pescadero Creek Bed & Breakfast 393 Stage Road, Pescadero. (888) 307-1898. www.pescadercreekinn.com Pillar Point Inn 380 Capistrano Road, Princeton. 728-7377 or (800) 400-8281. pillarpointinn.com The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay. 712-7000. www.ritzcarlton.com FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 23
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COSTANOA LODGE AND COSTANOA LODGE AND CAMP CAMP 2001 Rossi Road at Hwy 1 Pescadero (24 miles south of Half Moon Bay on the Coast) 2001 Rossi Road at Hwy 1 Pescadero (24 miles south of AND Half MoonCAMP Bay on the Coast) COSTANOA LODGE 650-879-1100 | www.costanoa.com 650-879-1100 | www.costanoa.com 2001 Rossi Road at Hwy 1 Pescadero (24 Open miles south Moon Bay on the Coast) Cascade Restaurant & Bar Dailyof Half 7:30am-9pm Cascade Restaurant & |Bar Open Daily 7:30am-9pm 650-879-1100 www.costanoa.com Cascade Restaurant & Bar Open Daily
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Lodging San Benito House 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-3425. www.sanbenitohouse.com The Seal Cove Inn 221 Cypress Ave., Moss Beach. 728-4114. www.sealcoveinn.com 1855 Zaballa House 324 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-9123. www.zaballahouse.net Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel 16th Street and Highway 1 in Montara. 728-7177. www.norcalhostels.org/montara Half Moon Bay Lodge 2400 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-9000 or (800) 710-0778. www.halfmoonbaylodge.com Coastside Inn at Half Moon Bay 230 Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-3400. www.coastsideinn.com America’s Best Value Inn 3020 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-9700. www.americasbestvalueinn.com Comfort Inn and 2930 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 712-1999. www.comfortinn.com Conference Center Harbor View Inn 51 Avenue Alhambra, Half Moon Bay. 726-2329 or (800) 886-6997. www.harborviewinn.net Estancia del Mar 460 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero. 879-1500. www.estanciadelmar.com Plum Tree Court 642 Johnston St., Half Moon Bay 712-0104. www.vacationrentals.com The Coronado Apartments 379 Coronado Ave., El Granada. 712-9000. www.coronadoapartments.com Pigeon Point Lighthouse American 210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero. 879-0633. www.norcalhostels.org/ pigeon Youth Hostel Tent and RV sites Pillar Point RV Park 4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 712-9277. Half Moon Bay Campgrounds 95 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay. 726-8820. www.parks.ca.gov or 800-444-7275. San Mateo County Memorial Park 9500 Pescadero Road, Pescadero. 879-0212. Family Camping Half Moon Bay RV Park “A Bird in Paradise”, 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, 726-5705 and Campground
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Hot Spots Alice’s Restaurant 17288 Skyline Blvd., Woodside, 851-0303. Light rock, folk rock, folk, blues and originals, Thursdays, 7 to 9 p.m. Apple Jack’s 8970 La Honda Road, La Honda, 747-0331. Rock, blues, reggae or country music at 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; folk, rock and country from 4 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Bach Dancing and 307-11 Mirada Road, Miramar, 726-4143. Oceanfront Sunday afternoon concerts of jazz, classical or world Dynamite Society music, 4:30 p.m., $35. Cameron’s Restaurant and Inn 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, 726-5705. Karaoke 9 p.m. Saturdays; open mike 8 p.m. Thursdays; occasional rock, folk, open mike or family entertainment. Cetrella 845 Main St., Half Moon Bay, 726-4090. Jazz and blues from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; occasional special events. Cafe Classique 107 Sevilla Ave, El Granada 726-9775. “Songwriters’ Set” 10:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays; live music 8:30 a.m. Sundays, open mike 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Café Cuesta 8865 La Honda Road, La Honda 747-9220. Varied music, indoors or outdoors, by local musicians 7:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 2 p.m. Sundays. Café Gibraltar 425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, 560-9039. Classical, flamenco or jazz music roughly from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Half Moon Bay Brewing Company 390 Capistrano Road, Princeton, 728-2739. Blues, jazz, rock, 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays. It’s Italia 401 Main St., Half Moon Bay, 726-4444. Spanish guitar, world music, or jazz, 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. LA DI DA 500 Purisima Half Moon Bay 712-8808. Folk music 1 p.m. every other Sunday. Miramar Beach Miramar Beach, Miramar, 726-9053. A solo pianist does jazz, contemporary and piano music from 5 to 9 p.m. Restaurant Thursdays and Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Pasta Moon 315 Main St. Half Moon Bay, a variety of music — acoustic, jazz, country, folk — starting from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings. Old Princeton Landing 460 Capistrano Road, Princeton,728-7096. Pool tournament 7 p.m. Tuesdays, live jazz, blues, hip hop, reggae or rock starting around 9 p.m. most evenings. Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay One Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, 712-7000. “Burgers, Beers and Jazz” 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in the Conservatory Lounge; jazz 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Sam’s Chowder House 4210 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay 712-0245. November through April, live music 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in the bar. San Gregorio Store Stage Road and Highway 84, San Gregorio , 726-0565. Acoustic, folk, rock, Irish, blues, bluegrass, country and originals in late mornings and afternoons Saturdays and Sundays.
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No trip to the Coastside is complete without a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean from one of the many beaches in the area. They range from the wild and craggy to deserted stretches of sand, perfect for a romantic stroll. There is something for the whole family. Don’t miss the well-known tidepools at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve or the lighthouses that mark the region’s northern and southern boundaries. You’ll see surfers, whales and other marine life, depending on the time of the year. And you are virtually guaranteed a good time. See the map in the front of the Coastside Guide for locations. Beaches are listed from north to south.
Gray Whale Cove An unofficial clothing-optional spot (at the north end), there is parking across the street. Don’t leave valuables in the car — thefts are reported often. Just south of of the tunnel. Portable restroom on steep trail to beach. About 100 stairs lead down to this breaktaking spot.
Montara State Beach A Coastside favorite because of the wide open beach and beautiful views of Montara Mountain. Great for walks and beachcombing. Leashed dogs allowed on beach. Restrooms in south parking area. Popular surf spot, but not recommended for beginners.
Montara Lighthouse Beach A small beach accessed through the Montara hostel/lighthouse station. Historic fog signal dates back to 1875. Secluded and scenic, but not accessible if gate is closed at lighthouse. No facilities.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve When the ocean rolls back the tides, another world is revealed in pools that attract the curious from all over the Bay Area. Look but don’t touch! Restrooms and visitor center in small parking lot. Walking trail on bluffs above beach.
Seal Cove Secluded beach underneath the Moss Beach Distillery. Can be a great swimming beach, especially at low tide. Reef blocks large waves creating a relatively calm lagoon. Can be lots of seaweed. Beautiful trail on blufftop though cypress forest.
Ross’s Cove This is the hidden half-moon just north of the famous Mavericks break. It can be tricky getting to the beach, but worth the effort. Park at Mavericks parking lot and head up and over the hill to well worn trail. Experienced surfers only. Beautiful trail to Seal Cove on blufftop. FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 29
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Surfer’s Beach This is the most popular surf spot on the San Mateo County coast and usually the most crowded beach when the weather is good. At high tide, beach can disappear completely. Erosion has removed much of the golden sand that can be found at other spots.
Miramar Beach Accessed by a short staircase near the Miramar Beach Restaurant. Limited parking but can be a nice spot when Surfer’s Beach gets crowded. Beach disappears at high tide and for much of the winter. Uncrowded but inconsistent surf.
Alcatraz South of the bridge at Miramar. Access is best from Mirada Road, down the Coastal Trail. Old stairs are washed out. Shifting sand bars can sometimes create good surf. Careful though: at low tide, pillars from old pier can be exposed.
Roosevelt Beach The northern end of four miles collectively known as “Half Moon Bay State Beach.” Access at Young Avenue. Turn right at kiosk and travel slowly down access road. Large parking lot and pit toilets. Uncrowded most of the year.
Dunes Beach Pretty, quiet beach with paid parking available. You may see surfers or just those who love a long walk on the beach. Access at Young Avenue, straight through the kiosk. Flush toilets. Trail down to beach. Good spot to park and explore Coastal Trail.
Venice Beach The end of Venice Boulevard opens into a beach operated by the state. Multiple, large parking areas. Flush toilets. Stairs to beach at northern lot, but you may need to ford creek to get to the sand. Remember: gates close at sunset.
Francis State Beach Perhaps the busiest of Coastside beaches, there is ample paid parking and access to the Coastal Trail. At the end of Kelly Avenue. Popular for surfing and picnics. Large camping area for RVs, cars, and cyclists. Ranger station and visitor center.
Poplar Beach Wide and often uncrowded beach south of downtown Half Moon Bay. Metered parking. Steep, dirt trail leads down to wide open beach. Great spot to access Coastal Trail. Popular beach for equestrians to ride along. FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 31
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Redondo Beach Sweeping views from the bluffs but a difficult scramble down eroded cliffs to the beach. Seldom visited but good way to access the RitzCarlton segment of Coastal Trail to the south.
Ocean Colony Beach You don’t need to stay at the Ritz-Carlton to utilize this beach. Park just before entering resort property on Miramontes Point Road. Beach is tucked under the golf course. Stairs down to beach.
Cowell Ranch Located south of Half Moon Bay, Cowell begins with a half-mile trail to the point and then 150 stairs to a well-protected sandy beach. Restroom at lot and at beach. Permanent view scope on bluff. Norhtern access point for 3 mile CowellPurisima Coastal Trail.
Tunitas Creek Beach Wide, wild beach with dramatic cliff views to the north. Few visitors — perhaps because of the difficult, very steep trail down from Highway 1. If you are feeling adventurous, explore the caves on the southern part of the beach.
San Gregorio State Beach There is enough driftwood to build a vacation home on this mile-long sandy beach at the mouth of the San Gregorio Creek. Restrooms and picnic area. At the intersection of Highway 84 and 1.
Pomponio State Beach Plenty of parking and picnic tables make this South Coast beach a perfect place for a barbecue with family. This day-use facility features a small lagoon and roaring surf.
Pescadero State Beach Rocky coves and tidepools. Popular with fishermen. Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists. Several parking areas.
Bean Hollow State Beach Beautiful horseshoe shaped cove with plenty of tidepools to the north. Look for the self-guided nature trail — and keep your eyes open for sea urchins, crab and other marine life. Small, powerful waves can break right onshore.
Gazos Creek Beach Abundant tidepools dot a beach that is now part of the Año Nuevo State Reserve. The reserve also includes Cascade Ranch. Parking is across from the Gazos Grill restaurant. FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 35
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Hiking + biking The Coastside’s scenic beauty has a funny way of grounding people while simultaneously elevating them to new heights. Many of us have chosen life on the coast because we are drawn magnetically to the pristine beauty that surrounds us. The rolling surf bleeds into the beach; the sand meets a barrier of bluffs that protect the community from the sea. A short distance from the shore, gentle slopes grow into grassy foothills, eventually rising to mountainous peaks — all within walking, biking or riding distance. Spring and summer are the ideal seasons to explore this region. What follows should not be mistaken for an all-inclusive list of Coastside retreats. It focuses on day hikes for those traveling on foot, but includes great ideas for cyclists, equestrians and overnight campers. hike or bike The Coastal Trail One of the Coastside’s premier projects, this beautiful trail officially starts at Coronado Street in El Granada on the undeveloped land called Mirada Surf West, just south of the jetty at Pillar Point Harbor. It winds through Miramar and Half Moon Bay, ending officially just south of Poplar Avenue. Informal pieces of the trail run through Moss Beach, Princeton and the harbor as well. Very popular with locals, the Coastal Trail is open to those traveling by foot, bicycle or (at least in parts) by horse. Expect traffic, as this trail is usually busy. A new addition running between Cowell Ranch and Verde Road is now open to hikers and bikers. McNee Ranch State Jaunting through the 700-acre McNee Ranch State Park, it’s plain to see why the park is one of the Coastside’s top Park hiking destinations. Situated near Montara Mountain, the land provides breathtaking ocean and hillside views for reasonable effort. Take the San Pedro Mountain Road north across the park for a 6.4-mile round trip hike. This route was the one used before it was replaced by Devil’s Slide. For a steep climb, start from Highway 1 and take the North Peak Access Road. The round trip is 7.6 miles. If you’re in the mood for a shorter trek, try the path to Gray Whale Cove, two miles round trip. To get to McNee Ranch State Park, take Highway 1 north from Half Moon Bay. Just north of Montara State Beach you’ll find an entrance and plenty of parking. Open to hikers, equestrians and cyclists. San Pedro Valley Like McNee Ranch, this 1,150-acre park in Pacifica offers incredible ocean vistas at the top of the mountain. A County Park network of short trails, including the easy, 400-foot Plaskon Nature Trail and the 0.6-mile Brooks Falls Overlook Trail, make the park an ideal outing for families. If you’d like to hike a little farther, try the 2.1-mile each way Montara Mountain Trail, or the Hazelnut Trail, 3.7 miles one way. Most of the park is wheelchair accessible, and there is one bicycle trail (Weiler Ranch Road), plus several equestrian trails. To get there, take Highway 1 from the south end of Pacifica and turn east on Linda Mar Boulevard to the park entrance. Burleigh Murray This lovely short trail is actually an old farm road. It follows Mills Creek and will lead you by a historic ranch and Ranch State Park barn. Two miles round trip to the barn, four miles round trip to the water tanks. Trails for equestrians, hikers and cyclists: From the intersections of highways 1 and 92, go south on Highway 1 for 1.2 miles to Higgins Purisima Road. Turn east and go 1.7 miles to the park entrance, where you’ll find parking. Edgewood County Park Edgewood is a San Mateo County park adjacent to Pulgas Ridge and contains 467 acres of land. There are more than and Natural Preserve seven miles of trail within the park and several loops. However, dogs and pets are not allowed, and there are restrictions on bicycles and horses. It is a “park for all seasons,” with pleasant views year-round and beautiful greenery in the spring months. Start at the entrance and follow Edgewood Trail or Sylvan Loop, then choose a path. There are many possible routes at this park, making it a fun place to come back to again and again. To get there from Interstate 280, take the Edgewood Road exit and go west. Park on the south side of Edgewood Road near the freeway or at Cañada and Edgewood roads. Purisima Creek Trail This old county road used in the 19th century follows Purisima Creek through steep canyons. It’s quiet, wide, and 8.4 miles round trip. Alternatively, you might make a loop from the North Ridge Trail or Harkins Ridge Trail and return on the Whittemore Gulch Trail for a vigorous 6.8-mile trip. 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There are two school districts, Cabrillo Unified School District and La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District, that serve students on the Coastside. In addition, two K-8 private schools are located Coastside. Cabrillo Unified School District The Cabrillo Unified School District, situated between the cities of San Francisco and Santa Cruz on the beautiful Pacific Coastline, serves approximately 3,400 students in pre-kindergarten, K-12, and adult education programs. The District, established on July 1, 1965 and encompassing an area of approximately 135 square miles, consists of four elementary schools—El Granada, Farallone View, Hatch, and Kings Mountain— Cunha Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay High School, and Pilarcitos High School (an alternative education/continuation center). The mission of the Cabrillo Unified School District is to “develop critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who actively participate in their individual learning and development and are fully prepared to embrace their next challenge by utilizing our unique natural resources and engaging the entire Coastside community and its partners in providing a rich and academically rigorous curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment.” This mission is more succinctly stated in the Board-adopted motto, “Every Child, Every Day.” The District Office is located at 498 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, and can be reached at 712-7100. Visit the official Cabrillo Unified website at http://www.cabrillo.k12.ca.us/ for additional information. School sites include: Alvin S. Hatch Elementary 490 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay, 712-7160. School El Granada Elementary 514 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, 712-7150. School Farallone View Elementary 1100 Le Conte Avenue, Montara, 712-7170. School Kings Mountain Elementary 211 Swett Road, Woodside, 712-7180. School Manuel F. Cunha Kelly Avenue and Church Street, Half Moon Bay, 712-7190. Intermediate School Half Moon Bay High School 1 Lewis Foster Drive, Half Moon Bay, 712-7200. Pilarcitos High School 498 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, 712-7224. The La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District is San Mateo County’s largest district in terms of geography, but has the smallest student enrollment. The small size imposes some limitations, but it also means the teacher-student ratio is small enough for individual attention, and the district enjoys a high degree of community involvement and support not typical in larger districts. The district encompasses the South Coast, serving the unincorporated communities of Pescadero, La Honda and Loma Mar with an enrollment of 360 students. The district office is located at 360 Butano Cutoff, Pescadero, and can be reached at 879-0286. It includes: La Honda Elementary School Sears Ranch Road, La Honda. K - 6. 747-0051. Pescadero Elementary 620 North St., Pescadero. Preschool-5. 879-0332. Pescadero Middle and High 350 Butano Cutoff Road, Pescadero. Grades 7-12. 879-0274. School Private Schools on the Coastside Sea Crest School Sea Crest School is an independent, nonprofit K-8 school that offers small class sizes and before- and afterschool care. 901 Arnold Way, Half Moon Bay. 712-9892. Wilkinson School Pre-K–8 in El Granada has offered an educational choice for Coastside families since 1977. 750 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada, 726-2990.
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Grab your camera and get ready to snap pictures of the San Mateo County Coastside that you can bring home and enjoy for years to come. Drive or walk by some of the more than 100-year-old buildings, or even take the time to go in. Andreotti's Barn Built in the 1870s and purchased by the Andreotti family in 1926, it is still in active use as a produce stand for locally grown fruit and vegetables. 867-1565. Community United Built in 1872, with stained-glass windows that reflect Coastside themes. Miramontes and Johnston Streets, Half Moon Methodist Church Bay. 726-4621. Cunha’s Country Built in 1900. Once a speak-easy, it retains its history as a country grocery and housewares store. Main Street and Grocery Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. 726-4071. City Hall Built in 1904, it went from the Bank of Half Moon Bay to the Bank of Italy and now City Hall. Corner of Main Street and Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. Half Moon Bay Jail Restored to house the Spanishtown Historical Society museum, it’s a trip back in time, with a tiny jail cell and lots of old photos. 505 Johnston St., Half Moon Bay. 726-7084. The I.D.E.S. Hall The Irmandade do Divino Espirito Santo Society, built in 1895. 735 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-2729 Mosconi Hotel Built in 1905. Now houses the San Benito House deli and bed-and-breakfast. 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay. James Johnston House The White House of Half Moon Bay, built by Scottish immigrant Johnston in 1853. On Higgins Purisima Road just south of downtown Half Moon Bay, visible from Highway 1. Miramar Beach Originally a Prohibition-era roadhouse, speak-easy and house of ill repute. Built-in nooks housed illegal whiskey. Restaurant Magellan Avenue and Mirada Road, Miramar. 726-9053. Moss Beach Distillery Built in 1928 as a road house; home to the spectral Blue Lady, who, legend has it, haunts the restaurant. Beach Way and Ocean Boulevard, Moss Beach. 728-5595. Pescadero Church Built in 1867 and still standing. 363 Stage Road, Pescadero. 879-0408. Pigeon Point The lighthouse was built in 1872 and is one of the West Coast’s tallest. About 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Lighthouse Highway 1. 879-2025. San Gregorio Store Built in the 1930s and a haven for residents, live music, an amazing selection of books and household items. Highway 84 and Stage Road. San Gregorio. 726-0565. The 1855 Estanislao Built circa 1855 by Zaballa after his marriage into the family of one of Half Moon Bay’s original land grant holders. 326 Zaballa House Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-9123. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve A living museum of tide pools full of marine plant and animal life. Open morning to dusk. Moss Beach. 728-3584. Point Montara Established in 1875, includes hostel and is a great whale-watching spot. 728-3584. Lighthouse FALL/WINTER 2012-2013 Coastside Guide 53
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Seton Medical Seton Coastside provides compassionate care including a 116-bed skilled nursing facility with long-term care for the CoastsideSeton elderly and chronically ill, and hospitalization in the medical unit. Seton Coastside has the only standby 24-hour physiCoastside cian-staffed emergency department on the coast from Daly City to Santa Cruz. There are also three outpatient clinics — a lab, screening mammogram and X-ray department, and rehabilitative services. Seton Medical Center is located in Daly City. Off Highway 1: 600 Marine Blvd., Moss Beach. (650) 563-7100. setonmedicalcenter.org/coastside
The Coastside The Coastside RotaCare Clinic brings urgent care to those who have no medical insurance or are underinsured. RoRotaCare Clinic taCare is the result of a collaborative partnership between Seton Medical Center, Seton Coastside, the Half Moon Bay Rotary Club, and the San Mateo County Public Health Department. Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Translators and Registrars volunteer their time, providing much needed healthcare services to coastside residents. The Clinic operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is opened Wednesdays from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Shoreline Station: 225 S Cabrillo Highway, Suite 200A, Half Moon Bay. (650) 573-3774. www.rotacarebayarea.org Sonrisas Community Sonrisas Community Dental Center opened its doors in 2001 to provide access to affordable dental care for low-inDental Center come San Mateo Coastside residents. Last year, they provided dental treatment to nearly 1,500 children and adults who might otherwise have gone without care. The dentists, hygienists, and other dental professionals who treat Sonrisas patients are creating a healthier life and a brighter future for families who live and work in the community. Pilarcitos Square: 210 San Mateo Road, Suite 104, Half Moon Bay. 726-2144. www.sonrisasdental.org Coastside Adult Day CADHC keeps the frail, elderly and disabled as healthy, active and independent as possible, when advancing years or Health Center physical/mental conditions call for extra care and attention. The agency offers a daily program of activities and substantial health services operated by a team of professionals and program aides, including an Alzheimers Program and Family Caregiver Support Program. 645 Correas St., Half Moon Bay. 726-5067. www.coastsideadultdayhealth.org Senior Coastsiders Founded in 1977, Senior Coastsiders has become the focal point for senior services on the Coastside. Senior Coastsiders strive to create an atmosphere that acknowledges and affirms the value, dignity and self worth of seniors and adults with disabilities. The agency also serves as a resource for the entire community for information on aging, support of caregivers, and development of innovative approaches to address issues of aging. Ted Adcock Community/Senior Center. 726-9056. www.seniorcoastsiders.org
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Our neighbor to the north will soon get a little closer when the Devil's Slide tunnel is completed at the end of this year. It is where a lot of Coastside residents head to to shop for certain items, dine in a variety of restaurants or be entertained at venues not found on the Coastside. It is also a very popular destination to for surfers and anglers. Pacifica is a string of communities hugging the coast, each with it's own flavor. Here are a few items that make it unique — and a few of the most popular places to visit.
What’s in a name?
Is that a castle?
Before Adobe was a software company
Pier at the ocean
While Pacifica is Spanish for “peaceful,” the city’s name actually has less romantic roots. It is the result of a contest in 1957 to name the newly incorporated community by the Pacific Ocean. The inspiration was an 80-foot sculpture by Ralph Stackpole, commissioned for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. Two models of the sculpture remain, one at City Hall and the other in the City Council chambers. The Sanchez Adobe was built in the 1840s from timbers salvaged from a Spanish wreck at Point San Pedro. Today it is the second oldest structure in San Mateo County and has been a brothel, a hunting lodge, an agricultural shed and farm laborers quarters. These days it’s a tourist destination, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. (650) 359-1462, 1000 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica.
The first church
The Little Brown Church was Pacifica’s first place of worship, built in 1910 and right along the old Ocean Shore Railroad line. The city of Pacifica purchased it some time ago and it served as a police station for a time. Now, a fundraising campaign mounted by the Pacifica Historical Association aims to make it a museum. Learn more at pacificahistory.org.
Yes, it is. San Francisco rail magnate Henry Harrison McCloskey built the behemoth at 900 Mirador Terrace after his home in the city was damaged in the 1906 earthquake. It’s modeled after wife Emily’s Scottish childhood home. Like the Sanchez Adobe, it has a somewhat sordid history, including service as a bordello and speakeasy before serving as a U.S. Coast Guard barracks. The castle, now in trust, is sometimes open for tours. (650) 355-0272. The 1,140-foot L-shaped pier has a name — the Rev. Herschell Harkins Memorial Pacifica Pier. (Harkins was the pastor at Little Brown Church.) But you don’t need to know the name to ask a local how to get to the pier. The span attracts fishermen from all over the world and the anglers catch jacksmelt, white croaker and striped bass from the pier. You might also see a whale, if you’re there the right time of year. Open daily, 4 a.m. to 10 p.m., weather allowing. (650) 738-3760.
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Pacifica beaches Linda Mar is also known as Pacifica State Beach. Located at the southern end of Pacifica, this crescentshaped beach is one of the most popular surfing spots in Northern California. Showers, bathrooms and a large, paved parking area make it a very convenient destination. Rockaway Rockaway Beach is tucked between Linda Mar and Sharp Park. Popular for experienced surfers and beach walkers. Restaurants and hotels make this quite a popular spot for visitors. Sharp Park Beach The Pacifica Pier is the most prominent feature of this long beach. The area includes picnic facilities, a walking promenade and vistas of Mori Point Headlands. Parks and trails Milagra Ridge This 239-acre open space is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Located just off Sharp Park Road at College Drive. Hiking is mostly level and paved. Dogs allowed on leash. The entrance to Milagra Ridge is off of Sharp Park Road in Pacifica. From Highway 1, follow Sharp Park Road to the east, or from Skyline Boulevard (Highway 35), follow Sharp Park Road to the west. Turn north on College Drive and continue about 1/4 mile to roadside parking at the Milagra Ridge gate. Mori Point Headlands Originally part of the Spanish San Pedro Land Grant, Mori Point's site has seen many enterprises over the last 120 years. The Mori Point Inn, built in the 1870s,was the last structure on the site. Its colorful history includes a ranch house, hotel, speakeasy, restaurant and dancehall. It mysteriously burned to the ground in 1966. The land itself has been of interest to real estate developers since the early 1900s. The effort to preserve Mori Point is a success story of community involvement. Mori Point was added to the GGNRA in 2000. The park can be accessed from the Rockaway Beach Quarry Trail or along the levee at Clarendon and Beach Blvd. Dogs allowed on leash. Sweeney Ridge This federally protected hiking area of ridges and ravines between San Bruno and Pacifica offers steep and rolling coastal hills overlooking the San Francisco Peninsula. On a clear day views of the Farallon Islands, Mt. Tamalpais, Point Reyes and Mt. Diablo can be seen. The trail is open to hikers, equestrians and bicyclists from 8 a.m. to dusk. The driveway leading up to the trailhead in the Shelldance Nursery lot is a bit obscure. Follow it to the large, gravel parking lot where a large GGNRA sign resides in the northwest corner, marking the area as Sweeney Ridge. San Pedro Valley Park This vast area embraces the middle and south forks of San Pedro Creek's Steelhead spawning grounds. Group picnic areas, nature trail, views of the Brooks Waterfall and a visitors center are featured here. Open 8 a.m. to dusk. In the Linda Mar neighborhood, take Oddstad Blvd. to Rosita Road. $5 entrance fee for cars. Frontierland Park Tucked away on a hillside in Park Pacifica, Frontierland Park is a true Bay Area gem. Large sloping lawns and an extensive children's playground make it a popular spot for birthday parties, events and family fun. Barbecue areas and picnic sites available. Located at the top of Yosemite Dr. in the back of Linda Mar. Free parking. 60 Coastside Guide FALL/WINTER 2012-2013
Faith The Coastside is home to several religious organizations, so visiting guests and newcomers are likely to find just the right place to express their beliefs and congregate with like-minded folks from the community. Sightseers may want to visit some of the older churches in town — like the Community United Methodist Church or Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church. Calvary Chapel of Half Moon Bay 436 Purissima St., Half Moon Bay. 726-7978. cchmb.org Church in the Redwoods Worship 8910 La Honda Road, La Honda. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-daySaints 375 California Street and Hwy 1, Moss Beach. 728-5556. lds.org Coastlands Church 726-4822. coastlandschurch.com Coastside Baptist Church 555 Seymour St., Half Moon Bay. 726-2013. coastsidebaptist.org Coastside Jewish Community P.O. Box 1729, El Granada, CA 94018. 479-5252. coastsidejewishcommunity.org Coastside Lutheran Church 900 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-9293. coastsidelutheran.org Community United Methodist Church 777 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay. 726-4621. cumc-hmb.org Holy Family Episcopal Church 1590 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-0506. holyfamilyhmb.org Jehovah’s Witnesses Half Moon Bay 611 Magnolia St., Half Moon Bay. 726-6129. Mariner’s Community Church 225 S. Cabrillo Highway #101C, Half Moon Bay. 726-5959. marinerscc.org Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church 400 Church Street, Half Moon Bay. 726-4674. ourladyofthepillar.org Our Lady of Refuge 146 Sears Ranch Road, La Honda. 726-4674. Parish of St. Anthony (Pescadero) 696 North St., Pescadero. 726-4674. Pescadero Community Church 363 Stage Road, Pescadero. 879-0408. pescaderochurch.org
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Montara Water and 728-3545 Sanitary District
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Ox Mountain Landfill Office 726-1819
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