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Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach
407 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Cypress Inn on Miramar Beach is a luxurious bed and breakfast inn, facing the ocean and immediately adjacent to theMore Coastal Trail. Guests can enjoy a gourmet breakfast, evening wine and appetizers and such in-room amenities as fire places, terracotta heated floors, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The inn offers special-rate packages, such as romantic getaways and weekday getaways. Please check the website for details on current specials.
Half Moon Bay State Beach
95 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

At the Half Moon Bay State Beach, visitors can camp, fish, swim, surf and even try horseback riding on the trailMore above the beach. Located west of Highway 1, the four-mile beach has three parking lots that each give access to a different section: Francis Beach, Venice Beach and Dunes Beach. During weekends and holidays, a lifeguard is on duty.

A visitor center is open on weekends. Campers should make advance reservations by contacting Reserve America at 1-800-444-PARK (7275), or online at www.reserveamerica.com.  Fires, fireworks and dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time.

For those who don't want to leave Fido behind -- or would like to have the beach experience without getting sand between their toes --  it's possible to catch panoramic views from the picnic tables and the campgrounds.

Another option is walking, biking or running along the Coastside Trail, which overlooks the waves for an additional three-mile stretch. There's a generous smattering of benches, too. But be careful before setting out that picnic spread: Low-flying seagulls are plentiful.

The Ritz-Carlton
1 Miramontes Point Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

The Ritz-Carlton is a luxury destination hotel and resort located on the Half Moon Bay coastline. With 261 rooms andMore a capacity of 1,524 people in their meeting room space, the hotel can accommodate large meetings or small family getaways.

The resort boasts the following amenities: a spa (complete with a Roman mineral bath), two golf courses with views of the ocean, miles of walking trails, a gourmet restaurant and fire pits in terrace rooms. On Thursday nights, the Conservatory Lounge offers up live jazz along with burgers and microbrews. There's even an on-site wine tasting room where guests can sample cheese and chocolate as well. 

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