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Coastside Half Moon Bay Online Resources – Directories

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Resources - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Web Site Resources

There are many fine online resources and directories covering the  Half Moon Bay Coastside Communities;  the main ones follow.

Directories and Online Resources of Businesses & Services

Event Calendars

Online Magazines

Webcam

In a future Blog I’ll list businesses and individuals with Twitter and Facebook Fan Pages.

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Unique Things To Do On The Coastside

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Resources - Half Moon Bay Coastside

Sunset Half Moon Bay

Sunset From Miramar

 

What’s Unique To Do Around Half Moon Bay?

Visiting any area for a wedding weekend or just coming for a day there are the obvious things to do; local restaurants, special shopping areas, historic areas, art galleries etc. But, the Coastside has unique activities the uninitiated might not know to consider.

  • Rent a bike at the Bike Works and bike the Coastal Trail for miles from south of Half Moon Bay through Pillar Point Marina . [Bike Works @ 520 Kelly Ave., HMB.
  • Join a whale watching excursion or rent a kayak to paddle around the harbor and surf the waves at Seal Rock.
  • Take a tour of  Harley Farms Goat Dairy www.harleyfarms.com, the only functioning Dairy in San Mateo County and buy some of their great goat cheese and other natural products produced onsite.
  • Hike, hike, hike: Purisima Creek (redwoods and a creek) and Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park (historic dairy barn) are just a sample of scores of hiking opportunities.
  • Ride a horse on the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean and even on to the beach. Sea Horse Ranch.
  • Take a Coastside Ecotourism tour.

These are just some ideas, you can find a complete list of activities and things to do at the Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce website.

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Wedding & Reception Location – Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Ceremony Locations - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Reception Locations & Dining

Ceremony Location

I’ve performed many ceremonies at the Golf Links and find this location one of the best places to officiate.

I asked Amy M. McNeil, Director of Sales & Marketing, a few questions to round out my thoughts about the location; the first was to give me 3 words she things best describes Half Moon Bay Golf Links; not surprisingly they were “Views, Service, Value”. Let me comment around her key words to describe their location and service.

Views?  You bet, you can see from a video I shot last November when I was there to officiate that the area is open and green right beside sea. There is a view of the ocean on their website; they are on more than a mile of scenic bluffs above the Pacific Ocean. Here is the link to the WBTS Video.

Service?  Amy and her staff of coordinators obviously love what they do, they take excellent care of every part of the rehearsal, celebration, and reception.  Couples always look relaxed and pampered by a staff that makes sure the whole experience goes smoothly and professionally.

Value?  Well, even with the expansive views, quality service, and fine food, the cost of Half Moon Bay Golf Links is one of the more affordable ones on the Coastside.

I asked Amy another question, what advice she would give to couples about their wedding?  Her answer?  “Trust your instincts -not only with each other, but with your wedding plans and vendors.  Everything should “click” and you should feel that your wedding vendors ‘have your back’ in all things and that they have your best interests at heart and are there to protect your overall experience.  Trust is key in all relationships from wedding planning through marriage.”

Look over their Wedding page at Half Moon Bay Golf Links.   If you’re interested in learning more specifics contact Amy McNeil, Director of Sales & Marketing at (650) 773-8895 or amcneil@hmbgolflinks.com.

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