W. Point Ave.
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
Maverick's Beach at Pillar Point near Half Moon Bay is the site of the annual winter big wave surfing competition called Maverick’s. The big wave surf area is located a quarter-mile offshore from the bluff top viewing areas outside the Air Force military installation on Pillar Point.
A huge white ball marks this spot on the bluff from miles away. The conditions under the water at Mavericks create a unique big break when large winter swells roll in. Several documentary films have been shot here telling the history of Maverick's. When the weather cooperates this is a great beach to get out and stretch the legs on.
Dogs are welcome to enjoy Maverick's Beach but must be on leash.
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