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Welcome On the Cover This dreamlike image of Montara’s iconic lighthouse was captured by local Dan Ambrosi. You can see more of his beautiful work at www.danielambrosi.com
to the Spring and Summer 2017 edition of the Half Moon Bay Review's Coastside Guide. Inside you will find lists of the best things the Coastside has to offer. Restaurants, hotels, beaches, parks, trails, night life and much more. We wish we could fit all the good things in! This should be a spectacular spring with fields of wildflowers, lush green hills and flowing creeks. And, as always, the summer is sure to be filled with spectacular days and plenty of cooling fog. Don’t miss the Dream Machines event in April or the Fourth of July parade downtown Half Moon Bay. This edition will be available until the fall and if you need more copies, there will be plenty around town or at our office at 714 Kelly St. in Half Moon Bay. If you prefer, you can also read it online at hmbreview.com. Just click “more” and go to special sections. Keep it handy, send one to a friend, and enjoy the lastest edition of the Coastside Guide.
This watercolor image of Moss Beach was painted by Eric Greenhut, founder of Half Moon Bay Plein Air painter’s group. To see more of his work, go to ericgreenhut.com.
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Inside The Half Moon Bay Review staff Publisher Bill Murray Editor Clay Lambert Business Manager Barbara Anderson Circulation Lynn Altwer Copy Editor Julie Gerth Advertising Sales Karin Litcher, Randie Marlow, Stacy Rentel Address: P.O. Box 68, 714 Kelly Ave. Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (650) 726-4424 Fax (650) 726-7054 The entire contents of this guide is available at hmbreview.com Copyright All Editorial And Advertising Contents Are ©2017 By The Half Moon Bay Review. Reproduction or use in any form in whole or part without permission of the Half Moon Bay Review is prohibited.
COASTSIDE MAP 7 HALF MOON BAY MAP 9 CALENDAR 10 FOOD & DRINK 14 BEER AND WINE TASTING 30 ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC 34 LODGING 38 BEACHES 42 BEACH MAP 44 HIKING & BIKING 50 COASTAL TRAIL MAP 56 LOCAL PARK MAPS 58 PILLAR POINT HARBOR 60 MAVERICKS 61 LANDMARKS 62 GALLERIES 72 SCHOOLS 76 SENIORS 77 PESCADERO 79 FAITH 80 PACIFICA 81 ADVERTISER INDEX 87 HOTLINE 88
Seal Cove This secluded beach is within the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in Moss Beach. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic and a walk through the nearby Cypress forest. At low tide visitors can also access the largest tide pool area on the San Mateo County coast.
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The Pacific Coast Dream Machines event is held every year and benefits the Coastside senior community.
Calendar of Events One of the great things 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 crab dipped in melted butter, you’ll find it all right here on the coast.
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Calendar ONGOING Monthly “Brews and Views” is an intoxicating mix of beer and civics. Most months the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. hosts newsmakers in a relaxed environment. Often Coastsider and brewpub owner Lenny Mendonca lobs the questions and everyone in attendance is sure to leave with something to think about. Check online for details, hmbbrewingco.com or 726-2739.
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Weekends If you are looking for docent-led hikes or family activities in the open space that surrounds the San Francisco peninsula, a good place to start it in the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. There are educational opportunities offered almost daily and every weekend throughout the year. See openspace.org for a full listing. Saturdays The Coastside Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, beginning May 6 through the end of the year. Some of the San Mateo County coast’s finest farmers are on hand, so you can meet the people who put the best food on the table. Sellers set up in Shoreline Plaza, near the intersection of Highway 1 and Kelly Avenue. Coastsidefarmersmarkets.org. Thursdays Beginning in June, South Coast residents have their own farmers market, when Pescadero Grown opens once more. The market runs from 3 to 7 p.m. on Stage Road in Pescadero. Details are at pescaderogrown.org. Daily While the guided walks during breeding season end in March, you can observe elephant seals year round at Año Nuevo State Park. See animals in an untouched intertidal ecosystem unlike any other. Call for details. (650) 8792025.
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Calendar MAY 6 Help the Half Moon Bay branch of the AAUW celebrate 50 years of doing good work during a gathering at the Ted Adcock Center. The mission, to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, is as relevant as ever. halfmoonbayca-aauw.net.
Dream Machines in April is always a big hit with motor buffs. APRIL 15 Coastal Wildflower Day promises to be spectacular this time around. After a wet winter, the colors will delight at Half Moon Bay State Beach, where visitors can play family games and activities, purchase native plants for their own garden and take part in guided nature walks. firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 Taste of the Coast is a regular highlight of the spring season for many Coastsiders. Now in its 40th year, the event showcases dozens of Coastside restaurants and presents an array of silent auction items – all to benefit Senior Coastsiders. Tickets are $50 if you act soon. 726-9056. 27, 28 There is really nothing like a Chamarita festival and no better place to see one than the quaint town of Pescadero. There will be marching bands, plenty of food, beautiful queens and plenty of tradition. And there is a live auction both days. 726-5701.
19 If you are looking for a fun time that is sure to be even more fun for a deserving new friend, consider taking part in Senior Night Out. The annual night of dinner and entertainment pairs volunteers who have a “date night” with seniors in the community. 726-9056. 20 Take part in a delicious tradition, the annual Apple Tree Sonrisas Cooking for a Cause Paella Dinner and Demonstration. It’s an evening of seafood, vegetable and chicken paellas under a Coastside sunset at the Mavericks Event Center. The ticket price includes a cooking demonstration, dinner and a no host bar. Funds support the Sonrisas Community Dental Center on the coast. 726-2143. 30 The Pacific Coast Dream Machines would be the biggest event on the coast all year long, if not for a certain pumpkinpolooza in the fall. It features dozens of cars, airplanes and other machines that are sure to excite any gearhead. There is also food, kids activities and rides and it all benefits the Coastside Adult Day Health Center. Dreammachines.miramarevents. com. 12 COASTSIDE GUIDE Spring and Summer 2017
ONLINE CALENDAR GET Do you have an event coming up? Make sure NOTICED! you share it on the Half Moon Bay Review’s online calendar. It’s totally free and really easy to post. Once you do, link to it from social media for more exposure. Go to hmbreview.com/calendar
JUNE 2-5 The Chamarita celebration comes north to Half Moon Bay this week. The highlight for many is the parade, but the free feed at the I.D.E.S. Hall on Monday can’t be beat. Make sure you see the local queens and their court. They might be your neighobrs. 3 Home Repair Day is one obvious reminder of just how caring the Coastside is. Volunteers coordinate through Senior Coastsiders to help deserving seniors with home repair projects they couldn’t tackle on their own. The volunteers fix railings, install ramps, replace siding. Anything that makes these homes more livable so that seniors can remain in their own homes. 726-9056. 3,4 Relay for Life is the kind of event that is both fun and allows participants to feel good about time well spent. It is the American Cancer Society fundraiser on the coast. Every year hundreds of people who have been touched by the disease take part in an overnight event at Half Moon Bay High School. Alicia.ruiz@ cancer.org.
JULY 4 The Ol’ Fashioned Fourth of July Parade is one of those things that make Half Moon Bay unique. It’s a small-town parade right out of a black-and-white era. There will be floats, marching bands and a pancake breakfast to get it all going. 726-5705. 29 Farm + Fish + Flowers is a once-a-year chance to see Coastside agriculture and food producers up close and personal. Formerly known as Tour des Fleurs, offers various tour packages that take visitors to well-known area farms, into flower greenhouses and through historic coastal structures. It’s all set up by the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. 726-8380. AUGUST 19, 20 The Pescadero Art and Fun Festival is always the highlight of the South Coast summer season. There is music, street sales and usually a most unusual fashion show. The South Coast Artist Alliance art show is definitely worth seeing in the I.D.E.S. Hall in Pescadero. Pescaderoartsandfunfestival.org. Spring and Summer 2017 COASTSIDE GUIDE 13
Food&Drink One of the great things 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 crab dipped in melted butter, you’ll find it all right here on the coast.
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MAZZETTI'S BAKERY Fresh and natural cakes, gift baskets, seasonal PAGE 82 desserts, pies and more. Established over 42 years ago, Mazzetti’s Bakery is a family owned business and an absolute Bay Area staple. 101 Manor Dr., Pacifica. 355-1007. Italian espresso bar, Italian pastries, gelato, breakfast and lunch. Try the gelato panini, a warm ice cream sandwich. Pet friendly. Harbor Village, 240 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. 560-0137.
Granola’s House made granola, pastries, vegan delights and custom coffees. Highway 1 location. 116 N. Cabrillo Highway. (Next to BK Motors), Half Moon Bay. Tues. – Fri. 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. granolascoffeehouse.com. 440-4692. A&J Coffee Coffee, iced drinks and pastries. Drivethrough. 198 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 477-1212. El Granada Specialty drip coffee, breakfast and lunch Hardware and Café 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. Cafe Society Baked goods, coffees, desserts, light sandwiches. 522 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 713-0800. 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. 712-1257. Starbucks Coffee Coffee drinks. Pastries and sandwiches. Strawflower Village, Half Moon Bay. 7265753. Here Comes the Sun Coffees, pastries, bagels and Italian sodas Coffee House with ocean views. 8455 Cabrillo Hwy., Montara. 455-4308. 16 COASTSIDE GUIDE Spring and Summer 2017
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Fast, casual service offering a full line of European style pastries, cakes, cookies and breads. Also enjoy a delicious breakfast and lunch with wood-fired pizza, salads and sandwiches. All products are in-house made from scratch. Voted 2016 “Best Bakery” in the Bay Area by Bay Area’s “A” list. Indoor seating and outdoor dog-friendly seating. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 604 Main St. Half Moon Bay. 726-9070. www.moonsidebakery.com.
Dunkin’ donuts Iconic donuts and coffee. Sandwiches. Open 7 days a week. 118 San Mateo Rd. Half Moon Bay. 560-0106. Elegant Cheesecakes Special order and on-hand cakes. 103-A Harvard Ave., Half Moon Bay. 728-2248. elegantcheesecakes.com Half Moon Bay Bakery Pastries, pies and other baked goods. Sandwiches, burgers and foccacia. 514 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-4841 Sunshine Donuts Donuts, muffins, eggrolls. 80 N. Cabrillo Highway, Strawflower Village, Half Moon Bay. 726-1161. Sweet 55 Swiss chocolates, confections, cookies and coffee. 225 S. Cabrillo Highway, Suite 104C Half Moon Bay. 440-4330. info@sweet55. com
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Food&Drink BREAKFAST/LUNCH Main Street Grill Breakfast and lunch. 547 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-5300. mainstgrill.com Montara Bakery and Cafe Specialty and bakery items made to order. Breakfast and lunch daily. 1400 Main St., Montara. 728-1188. Sam’s Coffee Shop Breakfast and lunch. 210 San Mateo Road in Pilarcitos Square, Half Moon Bay. 726-3167. Three-Zero Café American-style breakfast and lunch. At Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 North Cabrillo Highway. 7281411. 3-zerocafe.com Sunrise Cafe & Grill American style breakfast and lunch. Linda Mar Shopping Center. 1241 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica. 359-3811 DELIS ARCANGELI Country bakery, deli, fine wine, GROCERY CO. gourmet foods. Famous for the very popular PAGE 79 artichoke bread. 287 Stage Road, Pescadero. 879-0147. normsmarket.com. Creekside Smokehouse Smoked fish and cheeses for your picnic. 280 Ave. Alhambra, El Granada. 712-8862. www.creeksidesmokehouse.com Cunha’s Country Grocery Deli sandwiches, cold cuts, salads to go. 448 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-4071. La Honda Deli, hot food counter. 8875 La Honda Rd., La Country Market Honda. 747-9722. Gherkins Sandwich Shop Deli restaurant, breakfast and hamburgers. 2 locations: 171 Seventh St., Montara. 328 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 728-2211. www. eatgherkins.com. New Leaf Market Full-service natural food store. Hot and cold food bar and deli. Daily lunch and dinner specials. 150 San Mateo Rd., Half Moon Bay. 726-3110. newleaf.com.
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Fresh fish and seafood are staples on the Coastside.
Safeway Lunchtime deli sandwiches. 70 Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay. 726-1143. San Benito House Lunchtime deli sandwiches, salads, soups. Garden Deli 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-3425. sanbenitohouse.com San Gregorio Sandwiches, books, music & full bar & General Store more. 7615 Stage Road, San Gregorio. 7260565. sangregoriostore.com PIZZA Harbor Pizza Pizzas and sandwiches. 65 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada. 726-3501. Odyssey Pizzeria & Café Serving pizza, Mediterranean & Greek-inspired cuisine. 2350 Carlos St., Moss Beach. 728-5151. odysseypizzeria.com Pizzeria West Pizza by the slice and pies. 20 Stonepine Rd., Half Moon Bay. 726-9378. Round Table Pizza Pizzas, sandwiches for the family. 50 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, in Strawflower Village. 726-5207. 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Spicoli Pizza Pizza by the pie or the slice. Classic pizzas handmade with fresh ingredients. Salads and pasta, too. Free delivery. 260 Capistrano Rd., Harbor Village #44. 726-7799. Straw Hat Pizza Family fare; pizza, spaghetti, sandwiches. 186 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-2758.
“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” -Andre Simon
Half Moon Bay is a place of unrivaled beauty, nestled between the noble Santa Cruz Mountains and the powerful Pacific Ocean. Half Moon Bay and the surrounding Coastside have not changed over the years - it is an area time forgot. Half Moon Bay Winery was established to honor the picturesque reputation of Half Moon Bay and our coast.
The Jos. W. Cotchett Family Half Moon Bay Winery | Half Moon Bay, California www.halfmoonbaywinery.com Find our wines in all fine stores and restaurants including: A Grape in the Fog; Cameron’s Inn, Pub & Restaurant; Chez Shea; Coastside Market; Cunha’s Country Grocery Store; Half Moon Bay Fish Market; Half Moon Bay Wine and Cheese; New Leaf Community Market; Norm’s Market; Sushi Main Street
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Wonderful menu offering seafood, steaks and pastas. A beautiful bar with ocean view and delicious appetizers. Located at the waters edge with beautiful sunsets with a dog friendly outdoor patio with fire pits. Enjoy Live music with Grammy nominated pianist Terry Disley Thursday through Sunday. Winner of the San Mateo County “As Fresh as it Gets Award.” 131 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay. 726-9053. miramarbeachrestaurant.com. JERSEY JOE'S Cheesesteaks, bugers, sandwiches, salads COASTSIDE and lots of beer on tap. Sports bar with PAGE 27 plenty of games on at all times. Popular with teams and kids. One block south of Hwy 92. Stone Pine Center. Half Moon Bay. 726-4043. www.jerseyjoescoastside.com. DUARTE’S TAVERN Family-style dining in historic Pescadero. The PAGE 79 oldest restaurant on the San Mateo Coastside. Seafood, famous artichocke soup and pies. 202 Stage Road, Pescadero. 879-0464. duartestavern.com. CAMERON’S Award-winning burgers, fish and chips, and RESTAURANT clam chowder. Family-style pub is a great AND INN place to take the team or kids. Trivia and PAGE 27 karaoke, too. Look for the double decker bus. 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-5705. cameronsinn.com.
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DAD’S LUNCHEONETTE NEW The iconic caboose at Shoreline StaPAGE 27 tion serves classic fare with local, organic ingredients. The short menu varies with the seasons, but the family run eatery focuses on a few, well made selections at a time. The hamburger sandwich and house made chips are standouts. Open Thurs. thru Sun. for lunch and dinner, or until they sell out 225 Cabrillo Highway South (at Kelly Ave) Half Moon Bay, 560-9832 Alice’s Restaurant Breakfast and lunch; dinner in summer. 17288 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. 851-0303. alicesrestaurant.com The Barn Gourmet burgers at the Barn. Espresso and coffee drinks. Indoor/outdoor seating. 3068 N. Cabrillo Hwy. Half Moon Bay. www. thebarnhmb.com/ 560-8363 The Press All types of grilled cheese sandwiches are their specialty, but soups and salads round out the menu. Open early every day breakfast. Outdoor seating. 107 Sevilla Ave., El Granada 726-9775. Half Moon Bay Oceanfront restaurant and brew pub with Brewing Company California coastal cuisine and microbrewed beers. 390 Capistrano Road, Princeton. 7282739. hmbrewingco.com. Moss Beach Distillery Prime steaks and chops, seafood. 140 Beach Way at Ocean Boulevard, Moss Beach. 7285595. mossbeachdistillery.com The Mountain House American cuisine. Dinner. Closed Monday Restaurant and Tuesday. 13808 Skyline Blvd., Woodside. 851-8541. themountainhouse.com 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. 726-1800. mullinsbarandgrill.com
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Salada Beach Café Coffee, food, soul. Breakfast/lunch daily, Dinner Fri & Sat. 220 Paloma, Pacifica. 557-1356 Saladabeachcafe.net.
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San Benito Ale House Sausages and bar food. 356 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-3425. sanbenitoalehouse.com Old Princeton landing Public House: Live entertainment & events, Public House and sports, craft beer, cocktails. Open everyday Oceanside Grill 11a.m. - 2 a.m. (Sundays 9 a.m. - 2 a.m.) 7287096. Oceanside Grill: Casual american food. 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. everyday. 728-7096. 460 Capistrano Rd., Princeton By The Sea.
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The Surf Spot Fresh, seasonal food. Creative cocktails and music. Large outdoor patio with volleyball court and grassy area. 4627 Coast Hwy., Pacifica. Near Surf Bowl. 355-7873. surfspoteats.com. Tues.-Sun. for lunch and dinner. Highway 1 Brewing Co. Microbrew beer and small bites. 5720 S. Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero. 879-9243 highway1brewing.com. The Conservatory Lounge Ritz-Carlton serving contemporary American light fare. 1 Miramontes Point, Half Moon Bay 712-7000 FINE DINING
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La Costanera Modern Peruvian fusion restaurant on the scenic coast in Montara. 8150 Cabrillo Hwy., Montara. 728-1600. lacostanerarestaurant.com.
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.
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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.
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SEAFOOD Barbara’s Fishtrap Seafood at the harbor, beer and wine. 281 Capistrano Road, Princeton. 728-7049. barbarasfishtrap.com
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Fish ‘N Frites/Gerkins Customizable fish and chips and deli sandwiches. 328 Main Street. Half Moon Bay. 712-1520. fishandfrites.com.
Flying Fish Grill Variety of seafoods, fish tacos, soups, seafood cioppino and salads. 211 San Mateo Road and Highway 92, Half Moon Bay. 7121125. flyingfishgrill.net
The Fisherman’s Taverna Mediterranean style seafood dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 99 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 376-0443
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Ketch Joanne and Breakfast, lunch, dinner; seafood, pasta and the Harbor Bar steak. 17 Johnson Pier, Pillar Point Harbor. 728-3747. ketchjoanne.com Princeton Seafood, salmon, steak, ribs, burgers. Take out Seafood Company available. Fresh fish for sale. #9 Johnson Pier, Pillar Point Harbor. 726-2722. princetonseafood.com.
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Mayan and Mexican cuisine. Delicious fish tacos and panuchos. Cozy atmosphere in a downtown location with outside seating. Homemade hot sauce has a strong following. Lunch/dinner daily, 11a.m. - 8 p.m. Breakfast Sat.- Sun. 8:00 a.m. Catering available. 523 Church St., Half Moon Bay 726-7699.
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HAPPY TACO Traditional tacos, burritos, enchiladas, soup PAGE 27 and specialties. Salsa bar and complimentary chips. Mexican takeout. 184 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-5480. El Gran Amigo Mexican food, tacos and more. 2448 Cabrillo Highway at Virginia, Moss Beach. 728-3815. Spanishtown Mexican-style family dining. Big plates and margaritas. 515 Church St., Half Moon Bay. 726-7357. Taqueria Mordida Classic taqueria fare. Strawflower Village. 80 N. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay. 560-9049.
Classic Farmstead Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie By Chef David Stockhausen at Pie Ranch
1 teaspoon corn starch or flour 1 egg (for washing)
Make the crust ahead:
Coat the fruit and rhubarb in the sugar and salt and allow to macerate for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain three-fourths of the macerated juices and set aside. Mix the remaining fruit mixture with the cornstarch. Now it’s time to roll out your dough. Remove the discs from the fridge and, working quickly, roll to ¼-inch thickness on a floured board. Gently place one rolled dough round into the pie pan of your choosing and crimp the edges to hang just over the rim. Fill the pie with the fruit mixture. Next, cut parallel strips from the other dough to desired thickness and weave them on top for a lattice look.
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (plus more for dusting) ½ cup whole wheat flour ½ pound cold butter (2 sticks), diced to pea size ½ teaspoon of kosher salt (or more for a savory crust) 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Up to 1/2 cup of ice cold water 1 teaspoon of rosemary needles, minced (optional)
In a large bowl, mix flour, butter, rosemary and salt until the butter chunks are coated in flour. With a fork, or pastry knife, continue to work the butter into the flour while slowly adding the water and vinegar mixture until a loose, shaggy dough is formed. The dough should just barely stick together. Divide dough in two even pieces and then wrap each loosely in plastic wrap and pat into a disc shape. With a rolling pin, roll the dough to half-inch thickness and place in a refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes or up to 4 days ahead.
For the filling you’ll need:
2 full pints of ripe strawberries (calyx removed), chopped to ¼ inch. 2 10-inch stalks of rhubarb (leaves removed), chopped to ¼-inch 1 ½ cups raw cane sugar A pinch of kosher salt 24 Coastside Guide FALL&WINTER 2016
Preheat oven to 400º F. Next, use a pastry brush to lightly coat the exposed top crust in beaten egg. Bake in preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until the filling ceases to “jiggle” when moved. Allow pie to cool for another 30 minutes before serving, for best results. It’ll go great with vanilla ice cream and a few mint leaves. If you like the recipe, feel free to stop by the ranch and let Stockhausen know. It’s located at 2080 Cabrillo Highway, south of Pescadero. Or if you’d like to try another pie recipe, call the farm stand to see what’s being offered for the day at (650) 879-9281.
Taco Bell Fast Mexican food. In New Leaf shopping center .146 San Mateo Road, Half Moon Bay. 712-1068. Taqueria De Amigos Mexican food to go or eat in. 1999 Pescadero Creek Rd., Pescadero. 879-1232. Taqueria La Mexican takeout and fried chicken. 250 S. Mexicana Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-1746. Tres Amigos Mexican food to go or eat in. 270 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-6080. ITALIAN MEZZA LUNA PAGE 17
Fine Italian cuisine, full bar. Winner of the Readers Choice awards for “Favorite overall restaurant” in 2016. Pasta, steaks, seafood and their signature Volcano (Lava Cake). Harbor views from dining room. Located in the historic Princeton Landing building, built in 1908. 459 Prospect Way, Princeton. 728-8108. mezzalunabythesea.com. Half Moon Bay Joe’s Italian-American cuisine, San Francisco style. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 2380 S. Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay. 560-9260. halfmoonbayjoes.com.
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AFFORDABLE ORGANICS Indulge in Southern Italian cuisine with authentic Neapolitan-style pizza topped with hand-made mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes baked in the coast’s only Italianimported wood-burning pizza oven. House made pastas, fresh fish and meats accented by local farm-to-table ingredients, extensive local and international wine list and full bar. Beautiful atmosphere, dog-friendly outdoor patio, and private wine room. Live music Fri-Sun. Open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sun, conveniently located along Hwy 1. 2810 Cabrillo Highway One North, Half Moon Bay. 560.8858. www.viaunorestaurant.com.
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PAISANOS Classic Italian with a full bar and live music. TRATTORIA Fresh seafood and steaks. Cozy atmosphere AND PIZZERIA and warm service. Providing dine-in, delivery PAGE 82 and carry-out service 7 days a week. 442 Manor Plaza, Pacifica. 898-8645. paisanospacifica.com It’s Italia Italian selections including pizzas, pasta, seafood and salads in a downtown location. Full bar and outdoor patio. 401 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-4444. itsitaliarestaurant.com. Pasta Moon Contemporary Italian cuisine with a strong emphasis on farm to table ingredients. Full bar and extensive wine selection. 4315 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-5125. pastamoon. com. MEDITERRANEAN Café Cuesta American/French fare. Crepes and pastries. Open Tues. – Sun. 8865 La Honda Road, La Honda. 747-9220. Romesco Bistro and Spanish food and tapas. 225 S. Cabrillo Hwy. Tapas Shoreline Station. romescobistrotapas. eat24hour.com 560-8174.
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At Chez Shea, diners can take a culinary trip around the world with leaving the comforts of Half Moon Bay. The Main Street eatery features fresh, organic food with flavors inspired by South Africa, India, Thailand, The Middle East, Ireland, Mexico, Europe and the United States. In addition to weekly lunch and dinner menus, Chez Shea also offers a weekend brunch. 408 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. 560-9234. chez-shea.com. Seville Tapas Spanish tapas, small plates, original salads. Wed.-Mon.11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 450 Capistrano Rd. 563-4181. ICE CREAM / YOGURT / JUICE Baskin Robbins Ice cream, cakes. 44 N. Cabrillo Highway, Ice Cream Half Moon Bay. 726-5006. Boba Dude
Fresh boba milk teas and snacks. 80 Cabrillo Hwy N, Suite O, Half Moon Bay. 761-2622 www.bobadude.com
Fruit Garden Yogurt & Ice Cream. 80 Cabrillo Hwy N, Suite M, Half Moon Bay. 392-5259 Nano’s Yogurt Shack Frozen yogurt, shave ice, sandwiches and hot dogs. 523 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. 726-2182. nanosyogurtshack.com ASIAN Asian King’s Kitchen Chinese food. Eat in or take out. 3048 Cabrillo Hwy., Half Moon Bay. 560-9898. China House Chinese food. Eat in or take out. Deliveries. 20 Stonepine Rd., Half Moon Bay. 712-3816 chinahousehmb.com
Owner Hirohito Shigeta, who hails from Tokyo, opened the Half Moon Bay establishment nearly 30 years ago and brings a full range of traditional and fusion cuisine to his restaurant patrons. The sake bar next door boasts a varied selection of the fermented rice beverage including sake cocktails and a choice of bar food and full menu. Enjoy live Jazz, Bossa Nova and lounge music every Thursday 6:00 - 9 p.m. 696 Mill Street, Half Moon Bay. sushimainstreet.com. 726-6336
MONSOON Traditional Nepalese and Indian dishes. Open HIMALAYAN CUISINE for lunch and dinner 11a.m. to 9 p.m., closed NEXT PAGE Wednesdays. 20 Stone Pine Road, Suite B, Half Moon Bay. 713-0826 Chef Lee Fast Chinese take-out or eat in. 80 N. Cabrillo Highway in Strawflower Village, Half Moon Bay. 712-8511. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily. Kenny’s Cafe Chinese and American. Open 7 days. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 640 Crespi Dr, Pacifica. 738-8649. cafekenny.com. Monster Chef Fine Japanese buffet. 10151 Cabrillo Hwy. N., El Granada. 713-5140. Shiki Sushi Sushi, lunch and dinner. 20E Stone Pine Center, Half Moon Bay. 712-8886. shikirestaurants.com Spice Me Thai food. 500 Purissima, Suite C. Half Moon Bay. 560-0074. Sushi Main Street Sushi. Specialty sakes. 400 Main St., Half Lounge Moon Bay. 726-2775. sushimainstreet.com White Elephant Thai cuisine. Lunch and dinner. 50 N. Cabrillo Hwy. Suite B2-B3. 726-6610. whiteelephanthmb.com
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726.5480 • 184 San Mateo Road, HMB In New Leaf Shopping Center
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INDIAN 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. arkgrill.com India Beach Authentic Northern Indian cuisine with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. 425 Ave Alhambra, El Granada, 712-7700. www.indiabeachfood.com. MARKETS
Pumpkin Festival Salad From the Itâ€™s Italia recipe book Makes 6 servings
6 cups baby mixed greens 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese Roasted (crisp) pumpkin Toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds 2 ripe avocados, cut into 1/2 inch cubes Prepared salad dressing
For the roasted pumpkin
Cut or peel (with a food peeler) the skin of a red apple blossom pumpkin (you may use butternut squash as well). Using the peeler, shave off long strips of the pumpkin (4 to 6 inches) for roasting. Toss in olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Lay strips out on a baking sheet and roast in a hot oven, 400 degrees, for 15-20 minutes, until the edges are charred. Remove from oven and set aside to cool and crisp up.
For the toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds
Place 1 cup raw sunflower seeds and 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds in a bowl. Add
2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Toss together. Spread the nuts out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and toast in a 385 degree oven for 10 minutes or until they become toasted and slightly darker. Careful! They will burn quickly if left in the oven too long!
MERCADO Family owned Mexican market with fresh meats, MI FAMILIA carne asada, carnitas. House made salsas and PAGE 27 guacomole. 182 San Mateo Rd. Half Moon Bay, 726-4848 GROCERY OUTLET Brand-name groceries and farm fresh produce PAGE 25 at up to 40-70% off conventional retail prices. Beer and wine selection, health and beauty products. 5550 Coast Hwy., Pacifica, 355-5100
Whisk all of the following ingredients together and set aside for dressing the salad. Store leftover in a bottle for future use: 1 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar (use your favorite, slightly sweeter ones are best), 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon, 3 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill, salt to taste (usually 2-3 teaspoons).
Put the salad together
Place greens in a bowl and toss with desired amount of dressing. Place avocados around the top of greens. Sprinkle shredded Gouda on top of greens. Sprinkle nuts on top. Place toasted pumpkin on top or around the edges of the greens. Serve and enjoy.
The Paella is a customer favorite at the Miramar Beach Restaurant.
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Mazzetti’s Bakery Bakery 355-1007 Paisano’s Italian 898-8645 Grocery Outlet Supermarket 355-5100
Where to eat
Whether you are looking for a sandwich to take to the beach, a burger and a beer, or an elegant 4-course meal with ocean views, there is always a good spot nearby. Here are some featured restaurants from Chinese in Pacifica to the historic Duarte’s Tavern. Find a spot on the map and get more details in the directory or look for them in the advertiser index.
Mezza Luna Classic Italian 728-8108 Caffe Mezza Luna Light Meals/Gelato 560-0137 PILLAR POINT HARBOR Miramar Beach Restaurant Seafood/Steaks 726-9053 Via Uno Italian 560-8858
Jersey Joe’s Coastside Cheesesteaks/Burgers 726-4043 Dad’s Luncheonette Burgers/Mac/Soups 560-9832 Café Capistrano Mayan/Mexican 726-7699 Moonside Bakery Pastries/Pizza/Salads 726-9070 Chez Shea Mediterranean/Sandwiches 560-9234 Mercado Mi Familia Mexican Market 726-4848 Monsoon Himalyan Cuisine 713-0826 Sushi Main Street Japanese 726-6336 Happy Taco Mexican 726-5480
Cameron’s British Style Pub Burgers/Beer/Fish and Chips 726-5705
Costanoa/Cascade Bar & Grill American 879-1100 Near Pigeon Point
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Located on the middle of the Main Street, Sacrilege is anything but middle of the road. From clever hand made in-house beers, the best, always rotating guest tap selection on the coast, and delicious inventive food offerings, Sacrilege turns convention upside down for both locals and visitors alike. Don’t miss the pulled pork sandwiches, fish tacos, and the fan favorite burgers on english muffin buns. Well behaved dogs allowed on the porch. 730 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. 2767029. www.thesacredhop.com.
Fogbusting coffee is warm and sweet As the fog comes in and cools the temperature, Coastsiders may find themselves seeking comfort in a warm beverage. Coffee lovers need look no further than the Devil’s Slide — one of Miramar Beach Restaurant’s most popular coffee drinks. The Devil’s Slide was named for the twisted section of Highway 1 that connects Montara and Pacifica and its ingredients can be found below. Owner Mark Jamplis who runs the Miramar Beach Restaurant with longtime business partner Gabe Whelan said the coffee drinks were created by a bartender and have been around since he and Whelan took over the business 30 years ago. If you want to try to recreate it at home, here is what you’ll need. The Devil’s Slide Cup of coffee A half ounce (or thereabouts) of Irish Cream. (Jamplis says he prefers Bailey’s.) A half ounce of coffee liqueur. (Kahlua is a favorite.) A half ounce of orange liqueur. (The restaurant uses Grand Marnier.) Whipped cream for garnish.
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Half Moon Bay Winery was established to honor the picturesque reputation of Half Moon Bay. The winery’s varieties — all handcrafted from North Coast grapes — recognize different aspects of the town and the coast. See our advertisement for locations to try the wines. HOP DOGMA True artisan brewery with small batches BREWING CO. of handcrafted brews. Look for the well PAGE 22 attended comedy nights monthly. 30 Ave. Alhambra, #1B, El Granada. 560-8729. hopdogma.com. Devil’s Slide 5560 Coast Hwy, Unit 1, Pacifica. devilssliTap Room detaproom.com
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Beer, Wine & Spirits WINE A Grape in the Wine bar serving sweet & savory bites, Fog with Tuscan seaside-inspired decor & occasional live music. 400 Old County Road Pacifica. 735-5854. www. agitf.com. Barterra 643 Main St. Half Moon Bay. 712-1635. Winery www.barterrawines.com/ ENO at The 1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay. Ritz-Carlton, 712-7000. Half Moon Bay www.ritzcarlton.com/halfmoonbay Half Moon 421 Main Street, Half Moon Bay. 726-1520. Bay Wine and www.hmbwineandcheese.com. Page 49. Cheese La Nebbia 12341 San Mateo Road (Hwy 92). Half Winery Moon Bay. 726-9463. www.lanebbiawinery.com Table Wine Beer and wine sales and tasting. 1237 Linda Mar Shopping Center, Pacifica. 898-8205. Trojak Knier Tastings by reservation. 151 Harvard Winery Avenue. Half Moon Bay. 728-3613. www.trojakknier.com. Thomas 19501 Skyline Blvd. Woodside. 851-6777. Fogarty Winery www.fogartywinery.com Sante Unique Santa Cruz Mountain wines. 216 Argangeli Stage Rd., Pescadero. www.santewinery. Family Wines com SPIRITS Half Moon Bay Craft distiller producing ultra-premium Distillery spirits 103 Harvard Ave. Half Moon Bay 728-7226 www.hmbdistillery.com Surge in the suds There has been a recent surge in popularity for microbrews on the Coastside, with newcomers Sacriledge in Half Moon Bay, top, and Hop Dogma in El Granada offering a variety of flavors.
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Federal officials and animal welfare experts are urging people to keep a safe distance from migrating whales that have been putting on a show off the coast of Half Moon Bay in recent weeks. They say the marine mammals can be harmed by human interaction.
BEAUTIFUL TO WATCH, BUT OFFICIALS WARN TO STAY CLEAR MARINE MAMMALS PROTECTED UNDER FEDERAL LAW By Clay Lambert
Viviana Guzman has a whale of a story and the video to prove it. Last week, the longtime Coastsider who is best known as an internationally renowned flutist, took her stand-up paddleboard out into the waters just off Surfer’s Beach. She was not alone. The 1 minute, 23 second video she posted on YouTube on July 16 chronicles a very close encounter with a humpback whale. At one point, the whale breeched and bumped her on her paddleboard. The video had been viewed nearly a half million times on her own channel in less than a week, and had been seen many more times after media outlets around the world shared it with people who cannot get enough of the gargantuan marine mammals. Guzman’s video is one of several recent social media posts showing close encounters with marine mammals just off Coastside shores. They are compelling viewing for anyone who is fascinated by the whales that these days seem as common as pumpkins in October. But not everyone is so enamored with the lengths some humans are going to get closer to the marine mammals. Officials are warning coastal residents and visitors alike that whales are protected under federal law and that approaching them for photos or fun can harm them. Guzman is traveling but did respond to emails seeking comment about the encounter. She said she never intended to get See WHALES a 6A
The Half Moon Bay City Council voted unanimously last week to extend the city’s long-held franchise agreement with Allied Waste for another year. The extension comes with an 11.6 percent rate increase that will take effect at the first of the year. The city’s garbage hauler said the increase is warranted for a number of reasons. In part, it’s because there are more than 500 additional residents who have chosen to use the 20-gallon service at $11.32 instead of the 32-gallon service that costs $23.22 per month. Republic Services, also known as Allied Waste, also noted there are fewer customers using the service than was assumed in late 2010 when the company prepared data for the last extension that began in 2012. In addition, the company cites a rise in employee costs and aging trucks that also end up costing the company more for maintenance.
“We had already signed a five-year agreement and had pricing already set,” said Carl Mennie, general manager for Republic Services, at the July 19 meeting. “We are coming at this point to ask for a rate increase because we feel it’s appropriate to continue to be able to provide these services for an additional year.” Even with the increase, city staff says that Allied Waste’s rates are consistent with other similar communities. Staff noted, however, that drawing a direct comparison is often difficult when there are many factors to consider, such as whether street sweeping or agency fees are included. A city staff report highlighted that Montara Water and Sewer District charges nearly $11 more for a 20-gallon container and roughly $40 more for the 64-gallon container than Allied Waste charges city residents. “The city has actively engaged Allied in negotiations. However, in the end, the city cannot force Allied to operate for an additional year (Calendar Year 2017) at a loss,” states See ALLIED a 6A
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Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center and California Academy of Sciences perform a necropsy Monday at Bean Hollow in Pescadero.
Dead whales found in Pescadero
For the second time this month, scientists are performing a necropsy on a humpback whale found near Bean Hollow State Beach in Pescadero. Scientists believe both animals likely died as the result of being struck by a ship. On Monday, a team of six scientists from the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco arrived at the beach to find the carcass of a 32-foot juvenile female humpback. They report fractures to the back of the animal’s head that are consistent with hitting a ship as well as a cut on the right flipper. The flipper injury would indicate a previous entanglement of some kind, according to the Marine Mammal Center. Giancarlo Rulli, a media specialist with the center, said the previous humpback was found about a half-mile away and also suffered injuries that appeared to be the result of a ship strike. Rulli noted that three dead whales washed up on the same Pacifica beach last year and finding more than one dead whale on a particular stretch of beach “isn’t necessarily unusual.” Humpback whales are counted among the most endangered whales in the world, but the Marine Mammal Center reports that 1,400 of the animals frequent the California coast. — Clay Lambert
CONTRACT NOT TO EXCEED $111,000 By Carina Woudenberg
The city of Half Moon Bay is hiring a consultant to assist with the solicitation, selection and negotiation for a new solid waste agreement that would begin in January 2018. It has selected R3 Consulting Group Inc. after the Half Moon Bay City Council voted at its July 19 meeting on a contract not to exceed $111,000. The figure was the proposal pitched to the city. City staff
built in a $20,000 contingency to cover any additional, unforeseen costs — a move that was generally unpopular with the council. “You can negotiate once you get proposals,” said Councilwoman Debbie Ruddock addressing city staff. “If they proposed $111,000 it looks like you accepted their proposal and didn’t negotiate further.” John Doughty, community development director for the city of Half Moon Bay, argued the city did reduce the costs from the original price point, negotiated additional community meetings and See CONSULTANT a 6A
Length: 40-52 ft. Weight: Up to 79,000 lbs.
A screenshot of Guzman's close encounter with a Humpback whale
The public can report dangerous or potentially illegal contact with marine mammals by calling the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement anonymous hotline, (800) 853-1964.
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale. They can be identified by their stocky body, obvious hump, black dorsal coloring and elongated pectoral fins.
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Half Moon Bay residents will be paying nearly 12 percent more for trash pickup this year while the city negotiates a new deal.
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Entertainment and Music The bard is finding a home on the Coastside
Robert Pickett sits on the benches that often serve as a stage for his Shakespearean plays in the downtown Carter Park.
he sound of clashing swords rang out across John L. Carter Memorial Park in Half Moon Bay recently as thespians learned the craft of stage combat with fight coordinator Durand Garcia.
time, or three-quarter time,” he continued. “We want to make sure that everybody is very clear on what they do, making eye contact, setting up everything. It’s very different from real fighting.”
The event was in preparation for the 2016 production of “Macbeth,” directed by Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Co.’s Robert Pickett.
The goal is to make it look like the actors are fighting to the death, while in actuality the performers are trying hard to ensure that everyone stays safe. “It’s kind of a slow process that pays off big time in the end,” said Pickett.
Pickett’s vision for the play included epic battle scenes that unfolded across the Carter Park stage. Those attending the stage combat workshop did so with actual sabers in hand. Given the dangerous nature of the prop, Pickett felt that it was critical for his actors to learn how do duel safely. “Everything is done in slow motion or what they call marking
Many epic battle scenes raged during the Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Co.’s presentation in the improved Carter Park. Check hmbshakespeare.org for information on upcoming shows. — Half Moon Bay Review
Romeo y Julieta Directed by Robert Pickett
John L. Carter Memorial Park August 18 - September 10
Set in Old Monterey, Alta California in 1845, this timeless tale of star crossed lovers is performed outdoors. Please dress appropriately and bring a picnic and beach chairs. Portions of the play will be spoken in Spanish. Group rates are available. firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets available online at hmbshakespeare.org or Coastside Books. 36 COASTSIDE GUIDE Spring and Summer 2017
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Apple Jack’s 8790 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. Cameron’s Open mike, Karaoke, live music. 1410 S. Cabrillo HighRestaurant and Inn way, Half Moon Bay. 726-5705. cameronsinn.com. PAGE 27
Bach Jazz, classical, contemporary and fusion music Dancing and in the informally elegant, intimate Douglas Beach Dynamite Society House. Downstairs, the Ebb Tide Beach Club welcomes members and guests for music and camaraderie. 726-4143; bachddsoc.org.
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CoastsideBuzz.com gives every Coastsider a voice, in their own words. You can write articles, record podcasts and videos. Buzz interviews politicians, musicians, artists, and rodeo queens! Enjoy Bedtime Stories, The Coastal Butterfly, Coastside Emergency Prep, Coastside History, Coastsider Musicians, and more. And post your event on the free, self-submit Buzz Calendar. The Buzz Calendar includes Kellie Morlock’s Weekly CoastViews Music. Buzz us at mdragony@ CoastsideBuzz.com Spring and Summer 2017 COASTSIDE GUIDE 37
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The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay is situated in a dramatic setting between two golf courses.
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.
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Costanoa is an eco adventure resort designed to encourage our guests to explore the stunning beauty of our protected California coastline and Discover the Pace of Nature. Stay in the cozy luxurious lodge or well appointed tent cabins. 2001 Rossi Rd. at Highway 1, Pescadero. 879-1100 or toll free at (877) 262-7848. costanoa.com.
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The Beach House 4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. Inn 712-0220. beach-house.com Cameronâ€™s Inn 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726-5705. cameronsinn.com
Goose and Turrets 835 George St., Montara. 728-5451. Goose. Bed-and-Breakfast montara.com Half Moon Bay Inn 401 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-1177. halfmoonbayinn.com The Inn at 346 Princeton Ave., Princeton.421-5300. Mavericks www.innatmavericks.com Landis Shores 211 Mirada Road, Half Moon Bay. 726-6642. Oceanfront Inn landisshores.com Mill Rose Inn 615 Mill St. in Half Moon Bay. 726-8750. millroseinn.com Oceano Hotel and 280 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay. 726Spa 5400 or (888) OCEANO1. oceanohalfmoonbay.com. Ocean View Inn 8425 Cabrillo Hwy., Montara. 728-8200. oceanviewinnhmb.com Nantucket Whale 779 Main St. in Half Moon Bay. 726-1616 or Inn 800-720-4277. nantucketwhaleinn.com The Pacific 325 Alameda Ave., Half Moon Bay. 712-3900. Victorian pacificvictorian.com Bed-and-Breakfast
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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 Nestled in downtown Half Moon Bay, rests HOUSE a warm and inviting Bed and Breakfast Inn, PAGE 64 The Zaballa House. Under an hour from almost any Bay Area location, our historic retreat has been beautifully restored and maintained to welcome guests both near and far to our doorsteps. 324 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-9123. www.zaballahouse.net. Point Montara 16th Street and Highway 1 in Montara. 728Lighthouse Hostel 7177. www.norcalhostels.org/montara Half Moon Bay 2400 S. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. Lodge 726-9000 or (800) 710-0778. www.halfmoonbaylodge.com Coastside Inn at 230 Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. 726Half Moon Bay 3400. www.coastsideinn.com America’s Best 3020 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. Value Inn 726-9700. www.americasbestvalueinn.com Comfort Inn and 2930 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. Conference Center 712-1999. www.comfortinn.com Harbor View Inn 51 Avenue Alhambra, Half Moon Bay. 7262329 or (800) 886-6997. www.harborviewinn.net. 40 COASTSIDE GUIDE Spring and Summer 2017
The Coronado 379 Coronado Ave., El Granada. 773-2456. Apartments www.coronadoapartments.com Pigeon Point 210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero. 879Lighthouse 0633. www.norcalhostels.org/ pigeon American Youth Hostel Pacifica Beach 525 Crespi Dr., Pacifica. 355-9999. www. Hotel pacificabeachhotel.com. Holiday Inn Ex- 519 Nick Gust Wy., 355-5000. hiexpresspapress and Suites cifica.com TENT AND RV SITES Pillar Point RV 4100 N. Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay. Park 712-9277. Half Moon Bay 95 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay. 726-8820. Campgrounds www.parks.ca.gov or 800-444-7275. San Mateo County 9500 Pescadero Road, Pescadero. 879Memorial Park 0212. Family Camping Half Moon Bay RV “A Bird in Paradise”, 1430 S. Cabrillo HighPark way, Half Moon Bay, 726-7275. hmbrvpark. and Campground com Pelican Point RV 1001 Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay. Park 726-9100.
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The San Mateo County Coastside boasts more than two dozen beaches, each with its own distinct character and charm. Some are easily accessible and popular for sunbathing and family picnics. Others are wild and remote and good for those looking for solitude. Whatever your preference, the beauty of the ocean and clean sand will be your reward. Make sure to pack a sweater with your swim suit as the summer coastal fog can come in and cool things off in a hurry. Enjoy!
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GUIDE PAY PARKING CAMPING POPULARITY RESTROOMS SURFING
Sharp Park This long stretch of sand reaches from Mori Point all the way to the pier. Choose to picnic on the sand or stretch you legs on the popular promenade. Visit the pier for views, fishing and facilities. Dogs on leash.
Linda Mar The most popular beach in Pacifica, Linda Mar is also the most popular surf spot from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. Good for beginners to experts depending on the day. Long beach for walks. Park in several lots, some require payment.
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.
Mavericks Known more for giant waves than the beach, nevertheless, beach can be beautiful retreat at low tide. Trail from harbor leads past calm beaches popular with dog walkers and kayakers. Don't expect to see famous waves in any season than late fall or winter. Spring and Summer 2017 COASTSIDE GUIDE 43
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Sharp Park Rockaway Linda Mar Gray Whale Cove
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Montara State Beach Montara Lighthouse Beach Fitzgerald Marine Reserve Seal Cove
MOSS BEACH BELMONT
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Surfer’s Beach Miramar Beach Alcatraz Roosevelt Beach Dunes Beach Venice Beach Francis State Beach Poplar Beach
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Beach map Coastside
Ocean Colony Beach Cowell Ranch Martin’s Beach Tunitas Creek Beach LA HONDA
San Gregorio State Beach
Pomponio State Beach Pescadero State Beach
Bean Hollow State Beach
Gazos Creek Beach
Año Nuevo State Park
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Surfer’s Beach This is the most popular surf spot in Half Moon Bay 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. Restroom located near Coastal Trail.
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 One of 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.
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 Ritz-Carlton segment of Coastal Trail to the south.
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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. Nothern access point for 3 mile Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail.
Martin’s Beach The debate continues to rage over access to this hidden cove. One thing is not debateable — It is one of the most beautiful beaches in California. Status has been influx. Park along highway and walk down half-mile road.
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 Highway 1 Brewery.
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Pigeon Point Planning a visit? After visiting the lighthouse grounds, don’t forget to take the newly improved stairs down to the secluded cove just north of the grounds.
tanding tall against a picturesque backdrop, the Pigeon Point Lighthouse and its surrounding parkland has a long and illustrious history. The area was first inhabited by the Ohlone, a large network of smaller Native American tribes. Spanish expeditionary forces arrived in the late 1700s, transforming the property into a cattle ranch station for Mission Santa Cruz. About a hundred years later, construction began on the lighthouse tower, keepers dwelling and fog signal building. Fast forward to the 21st century, where the historic lighthouse and its sweeping ocean vistas have become an attraction for tourists and students alike. Although the lighthouse itself has been closed to the public since 2001, when a section on its exterior crumbled, people come from all over to photograph it. Tourists stay overnight in the former keepers dwelling that is now a hostel. And 1,200 fifth- and sixthgrade students visit each year as part of Exploring New Horizons Outdoor School. They check out the tide pools on the beach below and the eye-catching Fresnel lens on display in the fog signal building.
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All told, the California State Parks property attracts 1,000 to 2,000 visitors a day, according to Sheila Branon, a senior park and recreation specialist with the Santa Cruz district office. State Parks is aiming to not only preserve what attracts people to Pigeon Point now, but also to improve the visitor experience. Last year, the agency started creating a general plan for Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park. Currently, there is no such plan. Its purpose is to enhance the visitor experience, improve access to and within the park, and provide affordable amenities while increasing coastal resource protections. Once the statewide Parks and Recreation Commission approves a final plan, it will serve as a list of State Parks’ goals for the site for the next 25 years. After getting input from State Parks staff and partnering agencies, the agency published a draft preferred alternative. It serves as that wish list, a preliminary illustration of park uses and layout that could be included in the final general plan. Chief among the list is the restoration and reopening of the lighthouse, which comes with an estimated $11 million price tag. The California State Parks Foundation and Coastside State Parks Association launched the “Light Up the Future” fundraising campaign to help with that expense. If you are interested in getting involved with the restoration efforts or want to volunteer, visit the California State Park Foundation online.
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Half Moon Bay Review
The Coastsideâ€™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 â€” 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.
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Purisima Creek Trail FOR HIKERS AND BIKERS
San Pedro Valley Like McNee Ranch, this 1,150-acre park in County Park Pacifica offers incredible ocean vistas at the top of the mountain. A 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.
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 newer addition running between Cowell Ranch and Verde Road is open to hikers and bikers on the weekends. Map page 54t.
Burleigh Murray This lovely short trail is actually an old farm Ranch State Park road. It follows Mills Creek and will lead you by a historic ranch and 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.
McNee Ranch Jaunting through the 700-acre McNee State Park Ranch State Park, it’s plain to see why the park is one of the Coastside’s top 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.
Purisima Creek This old county road used in the 19th cenTrail tury 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. Or, from the Higgins Purisima entrance, try the challenging 9.1-mile loop: take Purisima Creek Trail to the Soda Gulch Trail, connect with Harkins Ridge Trail, the North Ridge Trail and then end with Whittemore Gulch Trail. Some trails are open only for hikers; others are open to equestrians and cyclists. There is even a 1/4-mile-long trail, funded by the Peninsula Open Space Trust, for the physically limited. Access the preserve from either Higgins Purisima Road or Skyline Boulevard 6.5 miles south of Highway 92. Map page 58. Spring and Summer 2017 COASTSIDE GUIDE 51
IN EVERY WALK WITH NATURE ONE RECEIVES FAR MORE THAN ONE SEEKS. — JOHN MUIR
Cowell-Purisima The trail offers spectacular views of the Trail ocean and the gently sloping foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The northern end of the trail begins above a small state-managed pocket beach at Cowell State Beach and continues southward across three bridges and past rich, productive farm fields to a bluff-top overlook. The trail is open to hikers and cyclists and, with the exception of a section that passes through the steep banks of Purisima Creek, is accessible to wheelchairs. Access is just south of Miramontes Point Road or along Hwy. 1.
Devil's Slide Trail Opened in late March 2014, this paved mile and a half long trail is actually the former Highway 1 before it was diverted into the Tom Lantos Tunnels. Magnificent views of the Pacific and, on a clear day, the Farallon Islands. Rest areas and interpretive signs are welcome additions for visitors. Wide, paved roadway is suitable for walkers, bikers, strollers etc., but the hills are challenging. Limited parking on the north and south sides. Access is from either Pacifica or Montara. Map page 56.
Quarry Park Quarry Park is a 40 acre community park in beautiful El Granada. The park features a large family picnic meadow with tables and barbecue pits, next to a play area for toddlers (the “Tot Lot”). The Treehouse, built in 2008, functions as a play structure, conversation area, or stage. Beyond the Meadow, a dirt road leads to the quarry floor and up to a view site overlooking Princeton Harbor. A network of trails winds through Quarry Park and the adjoining Wicklow open space area. Quarry Park is open from sunrise to sunset. There is no charge for parking or for park entrance. Map page 57.
Año Nuevo State People come from around the world to exReserve perience this treasured coastal strip, many of them hoping to glimpse the reserve’s most famous attraction elephant seals in action. Año Nuevo is a three-mile round trip to the Año Nuevo Point. It’s an easy hike until you get to the sand, where there are dunes that make the trek more challenging. There is beach access for disabled people. Bicyclists and equestrians prohibited. From Northern Elephant Field, with binoculars, you might spot elephant seals, which molt during the spring and summer. No pets allowed. Permits are free and you get them at the entrance station from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. South on Highway 1, 30 miles from Half Moon Bay.
El Corte de Madera Thirty-six miles of multi-use trail are Creek Open Space available for exploration at this 2,817-acre Preserve Preserve. While this Preserve is extremely popular with bicyclists, it also has lots of hearty hiking and horseback riding opportunities. Visitors to the Preserve will find mixed evergreen and redwood forests, creekside trails, coastal and forest views, and special features, such as rare sandstone formations. Map page 59.
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Butano State Park Located in a quiet, woody canyon, this park is a favorite for campers. It’s popular among hikers as well. The beautiful, challenging 10-mile Canyon Trail connects you to a series of circuits through the park. Equestrians, bicyclists and dogs are prohibited from trails. Call (650) 879-2025 for more information. Butano is off Highway 1, 4.6 miles south of Highway 84. Take Pescadero Road east for 2.6 miles, turn south on Cloverdale Road and then go five miles to the park entrance on the left.
Memorial Park Nestled in the redwood forestland behind Pescadero, Memorial Park offers outdoor enthusiasts a tranquil retreat. Inside the park, visitors will find a series of trails snaking past campsites and picnic areas to breath-taking vistas of the Santa Cruz Mountains and swimming holes in Pescadero Creek. Perfect for campers and hikers, the park prohibits bikes, horses and dogs. Trails from the park connect to adjacent properties Pescadero Creek County Park, Portola State Park and Butano State Park. To get to Memorial Park, take Highway 1 to Pescadero Creek Road and drive eight miles east â€” the park entrance is on the right-hand side of the road.
Pulgas Ridge Open This 366-acre Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Preserve Space District preserve contains two beautiful loop hikes and joins the San Francisco Watershed. There are six miles of trails to travel for hikers only. One three-mile loop is a surfaced road designed for hikers and cyclists. An alternate route, the Polly Geraci Trail, meets up with the main loop. To get there, take the Edgewood Road exit from Interstate 280 and go east one mile. Turn left on Crestview Drive and left on Edmonds Road. Purisima Creek Trail
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Devil’s Slide Trail The old Highway 1 at Devil's Slide has been converted to a paved bike and walking path with magnificent views. Interpretative signs guide the way. Limited parking on both the north and south sides. Open sunrise to sunset. The Green Valley trail which would link Gray Whale Cove to Devil’s Slide is still in the development stages. Missing link From Moss Beach to Rancho Corral de Tierra in Montara, the only passage is along highway or surface streets. GGNRA/State Park trail links Montara to Gray Whale Cove.
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The "strand" A short unimproved trail follows the blufftop below Vallemar St. Dardanelle Trail The trail connects Cypress Ave. to Lake St. in Moss Beach. There is also a blufftop trail above Fitzgerald marine reserve. Both are dirt. Bikes not allowed on blufftop. .25 miles.
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The heart of the coastal trail Besides one short dirt section near surfers beach and a shared road in Miramar, the trail from the harbor to Seymour Bridge just past Poplar Avenue is an unbroken, paved flat path that can accomodate runners, walkers, bikers, skaters and wheelchairs. The trail can be accessed in several locations. Distance from Poplar Beach to the harbor is about 4.5 miles.
One of the most popular and celebrated features of the Coastside is a coastal path that connects many of our local communities, parks and beaches. The surface varies from dirt, to gravel to asphalt. From the easily accessible Mirada West to the beautiful and remote Cowell-Purisima trail, visitors and locals utilize the path for exercise, relaxation and commuting.
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Mirada West This section of the trail connects Miramar to Surfers Beach. Paved.
Pillar Point Bluff A wide, dirt path connects the harbor to the neighborhood of Seal Cove in Moss Beach. Access from Mavericks parking lot, Airport Blvd. or Ocean Blvd. in Moss Beach. Beautiful views of Ross's Cove and the Marine Reserve. 1.2 miles from Mavericks parking to Moss Beach.
Hernandez Bridge The longest bridge on the Coastside was replaced in 2015. Take a moment to enjoy views of Pilarcitos Creek as you pass over.
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Cowell-Purisima Trail One of the most beautiful trails in California, this section runs 3 miles from Cowell Ranch State Beach to the south. This hard pack, dirt and gravel trail is wide enough for jog strollers and bicycles. The trail hugs the edge of the blufftop between working farms and the ocean. Except for Cowell Ranch, there is NO beach access. The trail is relatively flat except for a short set of switchbacks down to a creekbed at the half way mark. Restrooms at both the north and south access points. Trail is currently open on weekends and holidays only. 3.5 miles.
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Pillar Point Bluff, near the Fitzgeral Marine Reserve, is home to a network of trails that offer overlooks of both the ocean and the Half Moon Bay Airport. The 140 acre park is open for hikers, cyclists and dog-walkers. Access the park from Moss Beach or from the parking area on Airport St. Map courtesy San Mateo County Parks.
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The Coastside is blessed with acres and acres of open space surrounding the communities. Some of rolling hills and redwood forests are private ranches, but much of it is accessible to the public. Beyond the state parks lands, there are also recreational opportunities in the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District. Here are maps of the two preserves near Half Moon Bay. Maps courtesy MROSD. 58 COASTSIDE GUIDE Spring and Summer 2017
In case of emergency, call 911 or 24-hour Ranger Dispatch at (650) 968-4411. For your safety, and the protection of the preserves: The preserve is open from dawn until one-half hour after sunset; Please leave natural features, plants, and animals undisturbed; Pack it in, pack it out- Please do not litter; Auto burglaries are increasing; take valuables with you and lock your vehicle.
For More Information Visit www.openspace.org or call (650) 691-1200
Purisima Creek Redwoods A spectacular Redwood forest, crystal clear streams and lush ferns punctuated by sweeping open views greets visitors to this open space preserve. Access from both Half Moon Bay and Skyline Blvd. Mountain bikers will want to try the downhill ride on the main Purisima Creek Trail.
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In case of emergency, call 911 or 24-hour Ranger Dispatch at (650) 968-4411. For your safety, and the protection of the preserves: The preserve is open from dawn until one-half hour after sunset; Please leave natural features, plants, and animals undisturbed; Pack it in, pack it out- Please do not litter; Auto burglaries are increasing; take valuables with you and lock your vehicle.
Lush forests Purisima Creek meanders down the Santa Cruz Mountains through dense Redwood and Pine forests.
HALF MOON BAY REVIEW FILE PHOTO
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Pillar Point Harbor
After World War II, Coastside citizens petitioned Congress to provide a harbor for the fishing fleet. Between 1959 and 1961, a breakwater was constructed that formed Pillar Point Harbor. Since that time, the harbor has been an active boating area for both commercial and recreational uses. Here are some things you need to know about the local harbor in order to make your stop worth your while.
Buy from the boat. Often, you can pick up the freshest catch by wandering down Johnson Pier and looking for fishermen who sell directly to the consumer. Crab season starts in November and the hard-shelled Dungeness of the deep are a part of many Thanksgiving dinners in California. Here’s a tip: Download the FishLine app on your mobile device to see what’s on sale today. Romeo, wherefore art thou? That dilapidated structure you see on the north end of the harbor is Romeo Pier. Built in the 1940s in order for fishermen to unload their catch, the pier has fallen into disrepair. Don’t try to climb the fence, but the pier makes a lovely backdrop for photos.
You might see Mavericks. Surfers know that Mavericks is one of the premier big-wave surfing events in the world. In the winter, the confluence of weather and underwater topography produce mountainous waves that sometimes top 50 feet. When conditions are right, you can see the Mavericks waves about a half-mile out past the point.
Meet a legend. The Mavericks Surf Shop is located on a row of shops just before you get to Johnson Pier at Pillar Point Harbor. It’s owned by Jeff Clark, the godfather of Mavericks and a surfer who still helps to administer the contest. The shop sells local boards and merchandise tied to the epic contest.
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What is that golf ball thing? The huge white ball-like structure you see just north of the harbor is part of the U.S. Air Force’s Pillar Point Air Station. The ball itself is one of several radar towers. It’s a closed facility and is used to monitor missiles fired around the world. Come sail away. Depending upon the weather, you might see a fleet of small sailboats belonging to the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club and it’s membership. The club offers sailing instruction and hosts a range of social functions. Learn more at hmbyc.org.
Drive the “college” streets. If you continue past the harbor proper on Capistrano Road you will soon come to a web of tight streets named for some of the nation’s top universities. It’s a mostly industrial area, but there are some interesting little nooks to explore.
Have a bite to eat. The harbor and nearby Princeton are home to some of the area’s best restaurants. For fresh fish you might try Barbara’s Fish Trap or Ketch Joanne’s. If the weather is nice, stop in to the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. and have a locally brewed beer outside with a view of the harbor.
Go kayaking! There is no better way to see the harbor than from your own self-propelled boat. Bring your own kayak or rent one and launch from the Half Moon Bay Kayak Co., which is on Perch Beach, just to the south of Johnson Pier.
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The wave draws some of the most talented surfers in the world during a yearly contest. At other times, it can be teeming with surfers seeking to try their luck on one of the most dangerous waves in the world. It is strictly an experts only spot. If you want to learn more, visit the Mavericks surf shop in Pillar Point Harbor. It is owned by one of the first surfers of the spot, Jeff Clark. To get to the viewing area, follow roads to Pillar Point, park in the small, dirt lot and walk along the trails until you can go no further. See map page 57.
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Monster waves in our backyard The world-famous Mavericks surf break is one of the most unique, and elusive, sights on the Coastside. Named for an early visitor’s dog who swam out to meet his person, it is the site of some of the biggest waves in the world. But if you’re a visitor to the area and are curious about it, your timing has to be perfect. It only breaks in the winter time, and even then, only when the swell is big enough to bounce off the reefs below and form the enorormous waves. The wave breaks a half mile off Pillar Point and can be tricky to view. The swell can easily reach 40 ft. tall and has been known to measure nearly 100 ft. on very rare occassions.
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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. 329 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay. 726-9171. Community United Built in 1872, with stained-glass winMethodist Church dows that reflect Coastside themes. Miramontes and Johnston Streets, Half Moon Bay. 726-4621. Cunha’s Country Built in 1900. Once a speak-easy, it Grocery retains its history as a country grocery and housewares store. Main Street and Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay. 726-4071.
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.
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. The Johnston House
Half Moon Bay Originally built in 1890 as a residence, Review it is now used to house the Half Moon Bay Review Newspaper. The curvilinear parapet and glass block facade were added in the 1930’s or ‘40’s. 714 Kelly Ave. 726-4424. 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.
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The old jail in downtown Half Moon Bay
PABLO VASQUEZ HOUSE 270 MAIN ST.
Built in 1869 by then “town personality” and constable, Pablo Vasquez, this home departed form the Hispanic tradition.
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ZABALLA HOUSE 324 MAIN ST.
A “Greek Revival” style building, Zaballa’s House stood as the wealthiest of the wealthy. Built around 1855 with wood from the local redwoods, the two-story house did not incur heavy damage in the 1906 earthquake. Today’s visitors can stay at the Zaballa House Bed and Breakfast. The History Association has a diorama of old Half Moon Bay — or Spanishtown as it was called 150 years ago — on display at the Zaballa House to give a real sense of the area’s original footprint.
HOTEL MOSCONI/SAN BENITO HOUSE
TIN PALACE 315 MAIN ST.
356 MAIN ST.
Built in 1923, the skeleton of this building has taken many shapes and forms. The site for the old Tin Palace is currently occupied by the popular eatery, Pasta Moon. Known for its emphasis on fresh local produce, what many of its patrons do not know is that this building has served Half Moon Bay residents and tourists in many capacitties - Buggy repair, shipbuilding, machine shop and clothing.
Known as San Benito House today, Hotel Mosconi is one of the few buildings that serves the same purpose as it did back when it was built. Unfortunately for Italian Immigrant Emanuel Daneri, who built the hotel, the structure suffered much damage from the 1906 earthquake only one year after it opened its doors.
THE INDEX SALOON/CUNHA COUNTRY GROCERY,
Before 1900 there was nothing but a simple wooden bridge here but local businessman and popular County Supervisor Joseph Debenedetti used his influence to modernize it. According to the Half Moon Bay History Association, the steel used was from the discarded cables of San Francisco cable car lines. It is the first concrete bridge in the county.
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MILLER-DUTRA FUNERAL HOME 645 KELLY AVE.
The building was originally built in 1905 and later refaced by Ben Cunha with his interpretation of the art Nouveau style. It has had the same use for more than a century.
HALF MOON BAY BAKERY
514 MAIN ST.
According to the Half Moon Bay History Association, this local bakery stands nearly exactly where the town’s first bakery was located around 1860. The new bakery was built in 1929. It still uses its original double ovens that are made of brick.
413 MAIN ST.
Entrepreneur and County Supervisor Manuel Francis built this Mission Revival style building in 1922 with retail shops downstairs and his family’s home upstairs.
X FELLOWS X ODD HALL 526 MAIN ST.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is the oldest fraternity on the Coastside. This building was built as a meeting place for the club in 1895.
JOSE C. HELHENA HOUSE 736 MAIN ST.
Representing the Victorian era, carpenter Helhena’s house was built in 1906. It has large overhanging Bay windows in the sides and much of the exterior has been restored.
OLD JAIL 505 JOHNSTON ST.
Two cells and a small office remind us of simpler days on the Coastside during the first half of this century. The jail was built in 1911, and served law enforcement until 1969. It often open to the public.
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MANUAL 777 JOHNSTON ST. WJ. BERNARDO The oldest church building in the community, the Half Moon Bay HOUSE
Methodist church has been expanded since it was first built in 1872 and the names seen in the sidewalk are those Built in 1912 by carpenter of early supporters. M Manuel Bernardo, this ira house reveals the careful mo craftsmanship of its owner. n
JOHNSTON AND MIRAMONTES STREETS
JOHNSTON HOUSE 110 HIGGINS CANYON ROAD:
This stately home was among the first houses built by the Americans coming to the Coastside from the east. This beautifully restored house was first built in 1855 by James Johnston, one of four brothers who came to settle, do business, and help make Half Moon Bay a thriving early California town. He was involved in many Northern California enterprises, but died in poverty. He and his brothers left many lasting marks on the Coastside, one of which is “The White House,” which is a museum, often open to the public. Blown over in 1976 while on a temporary foundation, the house was meticulously rebuilt.
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Initially developed as a saloon in 1900, this Half Moon Bay landmark was converted into a Country Store by William Cunha in the 1930s. It burned down in 2003 as was rebuilt with a lot of community support.
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Landmarks James Johnston The White House of Half Moon Bay, built House 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, Restaurant speak-easy and house of ill repute. Builtin nooks housed illegal whiskey. Magellan Avenue and Mirada Road, Miramar. 726-9053. Page 11. Moss Beach Built in 1928 as a road house; home to Distillery 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 Lighthouse one of the West Coastâ€™s tallest. About 20 miles south of Half Moon Bay on 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. 7260565.
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The 1855 Estan- Built circa 1855 by Zaballa after his islao Zaballa House marriage into the family of one of Half Moon Bayâ€™s original land grant holders. 326 Main St., Half Moon Bay. 726-9123. Page 70. Fitzgerald Marine A living museum of tide pools full of maReserve rine plant and animal life. Open morning to dusk. Moss Beach. 728-3584. Point Montara Established in 1875, includes hostel and Lighthouse is a great whale-watching spot. 7283584.
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“Animals are very much a part of our lives,” said the Rev. Michael Arase-Barham, the vicar who performed the local ceremony. “They work for us and with us. They guide us and guard us. We care very deeply for our pets. They become part of our fabric of living. They bring us wonderful companionship and comfort and even healing.” The vicar takes a more-the-merrier approach to what is obviously a labor of love.
“Dinosaurs and stuffed animals are welcome too,” said Arase-Barham. “We also include a time for animals who died. People bring photos or collars or an item that reminds them of their pet, it can be ashes or something else.” For Arase-Barham, the blessing of the animals also brings to light the connection between animals and the state of the environment. “Thinking of the environment, in the joy and the beauty around us, all of that is a sign of God’s love,” said Arase-Barham. “So, even though we honor that appreciation of nature and creation in our regular rhythm of our spiritual life throughout the year, blessing of the animals also gives us time to pray about the environment and care for it.” Arase-Barham isn’t far from the mark. Many people consider St. Francis to be the original environmental advocate. “In this time of ecological disaster, it’s pertinent that we celebrate some of the good things we are doing for the earth,” continued Arase-Barham. “We must also repent for how we mistreat it.” — Half Moon Bay Review
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At the heart of the San Mateo County Coastside lies the historic and unique downtown of Half Moon Bay. The iconic Main Street is a thriving center for restaurants, art galleries, unique shops, and pocket parks. City Hall is situated in a an old bank building and the newly renovated Mac Dutra Plaza has become a great spot for people watching or taking a break from a downtown exploration. The Half Moon Bay Review office, also in a downtown historic building, is the home of the local newspaper and is worth a visit. Pop in to the Chamber of Commerce for some tourist information to help you plan your visit and check page 63 for a historical map and take a self guided tour.
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Ellen Joseph is among many local artists that draw their inspiration from the Coastside’s dramatic landscapes and seascapes. Her gallery is in Shoreline Station.
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Schools CABRILLO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Alvin S. Hatch 490 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay, Elementary School 712-7160. El Granada 514 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay, Elementary School 712-7150.
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• Join as a Member: Participate in social, cultural, fitness and learning events and programs. Gain access to a directory of member-recommended businesses.
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To step into Pescadero is to step back in time in a community that combines a rural flavor with the modern world. Residents enjoy access to the nearby beach and Pescadero Marsh, which is a favorite haunt of bird lovers. Its 44 | CoastsideGuide << SPRING—SUMMER 2009 << HALF MOON BAY REVIEW downtown is a favorite among Silicon Valley day-trippers looking for a quick getaway. Dining: 2119 HWY. 1 South, HALF MOON BAY Foodies love Pescadero. There is the venerable Duarte’s Tavern and its Mon-Fri 7-5, Sat beloved pies and artichoke soup and Harley Farms’7-4 delicate and one-of-akind cheeses. Don’t forget Arcangeli Grocery Co. and Norm’s Market, which is well-known for its country-style breads. Tucked inside the town’s only gas 44 | isCoastsideGuide << SPRING—SUMMER station a nationally recognized taqueria. 2009 << HALF MOON BAY REVIEW Odds and ends: Pescadero has many caring residents. One of its most active civic organizations is Puente de la Costa Sur. Puente is aHALF nonprofitMOON that provides 2119 HWY. 1 South, BAYsafety-net services for many in theMon-Fri surrounding 7-5, rural communities. Sat 7-4
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If Pacifica is a bedroom community, it certainly has a lovely west-facing picture window. Nearly 40,000 people live along the northern stretch of San Mateo County coastline, drawn by an easy commute and the Pacific Ocean. It’s divided roughly into about a dozen neighborhoods, from Fairmont in ithe north to Park Pacifica in the south. Unlike, the towns to the south of Devil’s Slide, Pacifica has a more dense, suburban feel. And that’s not bad: City residents benefit from an array of municipal services, including police and parks.
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Pacifica BEACHES Linda Mar is also known as Pacifica State Beach. Located at the southern end of Pacifica, this crescent- shaped 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.
Pedro Point The souther most point in Pacifica is also one of the most scenic.
ABOUT PACIFICA Demographics Population: 37,234 Housing units: 14,523 Renters: 31.7 percent Households with children: 32.3 percent Median Household Income: $90,472 Carpoolers: 10.9 percent Self-employed: 8.6 percent Source: U.S. Census and American Community Survey History Originally, the city was home to a pair of Ohlone Indian villages, one on San Pedro Creek and the other on Calera Creek, near what is now the Rockaway Beach neighborhood. Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola is said to have discovered the San Francisco Bay by climbing Sweeney Ridge in 1769. Fast forward to the cityâ€™s incorporation in 1957. It brought together nine unincorporated communities, many of which remain somewhat distinct neighborhoods today. Surf culture Like many beach towns in California, Pacifica lays claim to significant surf spots. Linda Mar State Beach is the most popular surf spot on the San Mateo County coast. It can be a great spot to learn but the winter swell can bring in large waves. More advanced surfers might take on Rockaway Beach and Sharp Park Beach. Pacifica has six annual surf competitions and a number of surf shops from Crespi Boulevard to Pedro Point.
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 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. 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. Spring and Summer 2017 COASTSIDE GUIDE 83
Pacifica Beaches Perhaps the two most inviting coastal spots in Pacifica are Rockaway Beach and Linda Mar State Beach. Rockaway is south of the Pacifica Pier and is a popular place for tourists and locals alike. There are restaurants and hotels, and even the Pacifica Visitor Information Center should you need maps or other ideas for things to do in Pacifica. Linda Mar is a long crescent to the south and one of the area’s best spots for surfing and just generally playing in the sand. You might see whales from this vantage in the spring, and bring your dog — as long as you pack the leash. Pacifica Pier Looking for a good place to see the waves? You might try Pacifica Pier, 2100 Beach Blvd. In the winter months, huge waves crash on the pier, but even when the water is calm there is likely to be plenty to see. You might see crabbers working the pylons or simply bikers and walkers getting some exercise by the ocean.
Pacifica is rich in history with plenty of places for the family to play.
Sanchez Art Center The art center at 1220-B Linda Mar Blvd. is one of the cultural gems of San Mateo County. The gallery is open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. There is a full schedule of exhibits and receptions throughout the year at a center funded by grants, donations and other private sources.
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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.
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Paisonos Trattoria & Pizzaria
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