It’s the real deal. It’s home to sea-wizened commercial fishermen (and women) and their fleets, people who live aboard ancient boats that have been berthed here for years, aggressive sea lions that compete for the day’s catch, and local hangouts for coffee and beer pre- and post-fishing.
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.)
Montara Mountain perches above the rugged Pacific Coast north of Montara and south of Pacifica, above the infamous Devil’s Slide. If you’re willing to climb you’re afforded absolutely spectacular views.
As usual, I’m running late on my plans to shop local and unique in time for the holidays. Thus I’m publishing this blog so I can read it again before November next year!