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  • 1
    3.19 mi

    Half Moon Bay State Beach

    3.19 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    9 reviews

    I've never camped here, but often ride by on my bike. You can pitch your tent on a cliff over the ocean. Campsites have picnic tables, fire pits, and restrooms nearby. There's also space for RVs. It can get windy, and it's rarely hot. If you have a bicycle set out on the paved Coastal Trail. Or bring your board ...

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  • 2
    4.9 mi

    Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

    4.9 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    6 reviews

    This park is dark and wooded and has trails following Purisima Creek. Other trails climb up and up and you can make it up to the warm sun. When the coast is windy and cool in summer come here for windless warmer hike. The spring wildflowers are a joy, from little yellow violets, to pink oxalis and at least two ...

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  • 3
    1.5 mi

    Redondo Beach

    1.5 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    5 reviews

    Redondo beach is one of the prettier beaches in the Half Moon Bay area. Like most beaches in northern California, it tends to be cool and windy even on a warm day, so bring a jacket and don't worry as much about swim gear. The beach itself sits at the base of grass covered cliffs, and is accessible only by ...

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  • 4
    3.34 mi

    New Leaf Community Markets

    3.34 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    2 reviews

    This great natural food market stocks local produce and has a staff of smart helpful people. In addition to groceries they have a pretty large selection of prepared food that you can take home or eat in the store. There's a juice bar, coffee bar, and they have free wifi. I often shop for gifts there as well since they ...

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  • 5
    2.61 mi

    Coastal Trail

    2.61 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    2 reviews

    Coastal Trail is great place 2 go :)

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  • 6
    3.02 mi

    Mirada Surf Coastal Trail

    3.02 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    2 reviews

    Beautiful stretch of paved trail along the Pacific Ocean that offers relaxing stroll or easy ride on a bike, the Mirada Surf Coastal Trail has easy access and free street parking at the south end of the trailhead.

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  • 7
    3.04 mi

    Next To New Thrift Shop

    3.04 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    2 reviews

    Next to New is in a small white house on Kelly Ave, just off of Highway One. Every corner is full of used clothes, housewares, books, jewelry and collectibles. The place is tidy and everything is well-cared for. I like to start in the rear of the store, stepping outside into a shelf-lined metal container to look at books, furniture, ...

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  • 8
    3.09 mi

    Half Moon Bay Main Street

    3.09 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    2 reviews

    Main Street or downtown Half Moon Bay often gets overlooked by visitors because it is not near the ocean, in fact, it almost seems like it is off the beaten path. Set back much further inland (on the east side of the Cabrillo HWY, Downtown HMB actually is a vibrant neighborhood with many nice restaurants and shops (just without the ...

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  • 9
    4.48 mi

    Dunes Beach

    4.48 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    2 reviews

    Pretty beach. We saw dolphins and tons of seals right off the shore. Sandy with sea cliffs right behind it. Despite the name, we didn't see any real dunes.

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  • 10
    4.85 mi

    Montara State Beach

    4.85 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    2 reviews

    Whether it is socked in fog or brilliant in the sunshine (a slightly more rare occasion), this is a lovely beach just a short drive south of San Francisco. Like all things Bay Area, just be sure you bring layers. And a blanket. And hiking shoes. And probably your surf board. While you're at it, stop and pick up some ...

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  • 11
    3.02 mi

    Cunha's Country Store

    3.02 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    2 reviews

    Cunha's Country Store is good place:)

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  • 12
    3.38 mi

    Hassett ACE Hardware

    3.38 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    I love going into hardware stores when I travel for a glimpse into the everyday lives of locals. And now, lucky for me, Ocean Shore Hardware is my everyday hardware store and if you come to visit, you can learn just a little bit about me. Really, this place is fun to browse. Sure you've got your paint, and piping, ...

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  • 13
    3.01 mi

    Bike Works

    3.01 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    Bike Works is the best sort of local bike shop. They can sell you stuff, they rent out bikes, and they can tell you where the best rides are. If you're visiting coastal San Mateo County, rent a bike here and take a ride on the Coastal Trail. If you're cycling Highway One, it's a great place to know about ...

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  • 14
    2.92 mi


    2.92 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    Oddyssea is the coolest store ever! With terrarium supplies, replicas of antique items and children's toys, it's interesting for everybody!

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  • 15
    2.45 mi

    Poplar Beach

    2.45 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    A nice city beach where people frequently cook hot dogs, walk dogs, and run along the beach front. Preferred by the locals.

  • 16
    4.45 mi

    Lemos Family Farm

    4.45 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    Great kids oasis tucked into a valley on the way to half moon bay. They offer pony rides, train rides, a petting zoo with goats, bouncy castles, hay rides and more. Enough fun to keep kids busy for a couple of hours.

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  • 17
    4.74 mi

    Tunitas Beach

    4.74 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    Great secluded beach, too bad hordes of assholes keep leaving their garbage behind.

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  • 18
    4.31 mi

    Sea Horse Ranch

    4.31 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    My friend and I bought the Living Social deal in November. We lost track of time and the voucher was expiring soon; luckily they don't take reservations more than a week in advance! We cut it really close on time...there was traffic on the 92 on a Sunday afternoon! We made it just in time, signed the waivers, got helmets, ...

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  • 19
    5.0 mi

    Half Moon Bay Nursery

    5.0 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    Good place to pick up plants and trees.

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  • 20
    4.42 mi

    La Nebbia Winery

    4.42 mi from Cowell Ranch Beach
    1 review

    Super cheap wine tastings, fun free outdoor Bocce Ball courts, but...the wine fell short. I want to believe that although I may not be the wine expert, I've tried enough wines to develop a palette for them. The wines were a bit harsh and left me sucking my lips after due to the acidity. It's kind of hard to bag ...

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