Maverick's Beach

Maverick's Beach

W. Point Ave.
Half Moon Bay, California 94019
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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

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