One of the gems of Northern California is indeed Half Moon Bay.
From several locations you can reach Half Moon Bay State Park’s Coastside Trail that runs along the coast. It’s a great trail for hiking, running, and cycling.
Further south, the views from the trail are truly breath-taking. I love the sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, the coastline, and nature.
On occasion you’ll see a landscape of wind-sculpted trees. It’s typically windy along the bluff, so be sure to bring a jacket for this part of the trail. Even when the beach looks like this:
I leave you here with a short video of wind-filled waves.