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The six-mile Coastside Trail follows the scenic ocean bluffs between Pillar Point Harbor and Poplar Avenue in Half Moon Bay. From the trail, paths lead to four sandy state beaches. Dogs are allowed only at Blufftop Coastal Park. Frenchman’s Creek Bridge and the John Hernandez Bridge over Pilarcitos Creek offer the best bird watching. The Coastside Trail is popular with dog-walkers, cyclists and families.
Park at Pillar Point Harbor on Mirada Road off Highway One in Miramar, or at Roosevelt Beach, Dunes Beach, Venice Beach, Francis Beach, or Blufftop Coastal Park.