The Half Moon Bay State Park is located in Half Moon Bay, California and can be accessed via car by taking Kelly Avenue. It is a 181-acre area that runs parallel to a long stretch of beachfront. Just like many other parks in California, Half Moon Bay has tons to do and is family friendly. Most importantly it also welcomes dogs within the park. However, pups are not allowed on the beach.
If you decide to venture over to the Half Moon Bay State Park sans pup, you’ll be able to take a dip in the water or go surfing. Just don’t be gone for too long so Fido can have fun as well! Since dogs are allowed on the campgrounds, it is acceptable to keep them in the RV if you’re away for a short period and it is adequately ventilated.
Throughout the park, be sure to keep them on a tight leash of no more than six feet. This park has somewhat strict rules for dogs so please adhere to them. Don’t forget to bring their vaccinations and proper licensing upon entry. Once on the grounds, parkgoers can learn about the rich history of the park and coastline in the area at the visitor center.
Dog-friendly activities within the Half Moon Bay State Park include fishing, geocaching, nature viewing, picnicking, hiking and camping. This park is not the most secluded so if you’re looking for something more set in the wilderness, check out one of California’s many other state parks.
Half Moon Bay State Park is good for those looking for an activity with a bit of action since it is in a somewhat bustling area. For those who want to stick around long-term, camping is permitted for those with tents and RVs. Do be mindful of the wildlife especially if your dog is coming along for the adventure.