Coastside Trail - North Access
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
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 (Poplar Beach). 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 (Poplar Beach).
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
• Pack in and pack out, leaving only paw prints