Blufftop Beach

Blufftop Beach

Hwy. 1 at Poplar St.
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
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Local Phone: (650) 726-8297

Access to this beautiful beach is steep. It's at the base of a long wall of bluffs with multiple access points, so mark your spot so you can find your way back up.

This is not a convenient place for hauling grills or coolers, and parking is limited. All of which combines to make this beach, along with a stroll along the Blufftop Trail, perfect for an uncrowded escape.

Dogs are required to be leashed, but few are.

From Highway 1, a little less than half a mile south of the Highway 92 junction, turn west onto Poplar Drive. Go west about half a mile; the parking lot (no fee) is at the end of the road.

Help us keep this beach beautiful and dog-friendly:
• Always follow the posted rules
• Respect natural marine life and habitats
• Be aware of tides and currents
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Blufftop Beach, Half Moon Bay. Photo Credit: Janet Fullwood
Blufftop Beach, Half Moon Bay. Photo Credit: Janet Fullwood
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