A Mark Twain Moment: The Weather of Half Moon Bay

It was Mark Twain who reportedly quipped, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." While he didn’t actually say it - aiming his barb instead at an unseasonably cold summer he spent in Paris, France, it is common knowledge that visitors to San Francisco in the summer often have to buy cheap fleece jackets in the souvenir shops because of the fog and decidedly unsummer-like chill in the air.

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Avoiding the Crowds - Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours Style

Be careful what you wish for! In the two years since we’ve launched Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours, with tours featuring Half Moon Bay, Princeton Harbor and the San Mateo coastline, the popularity of this area has skyrocketed. We won’t claim responsibility – it’s a combination of increased local marketing, international attention focused on the big wave surf invitational at Mavericks, and the national fame gained by Sams Chowder House (its lobster roll voted one of the top 5 sandwiches in the country by the Today show.)

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Our Tour Guides

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Our tour guides set us apart. Join a group tour or your own private tour - in either case, our guides are from the local area and have a wealth of knowledge about what to see and Coastside history. This is Michael Klear - he's an astrophysics student and grew up on the Coast. His passions include marine life, running, and biking. Join Michael for an active or just ride along to enjoy the beautiful views.

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