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Learn What’s New in Half Moon Bay?

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Visit Half Moon Bay Newsletter Comes Monthly

To get the most out of a visit to Half Moon Bay it helps to have advise from those who know the area the best.

The web site comes from local professionals who know the area and everything happening from Half Moon Bay north to Montara and south to Pescadero and La Honda. The site has

Half Moon Bay & Coastside Resources

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Visit Half Moon Bay Monthly Newsletter


Mavericks Pillar Point Harbor

Full of great resources about lodging, things to do, restaurants, shopping, events, and maps, also publishes a Monthly Newsletter that’s brimming with the latest news about Half Moon Bay and the San Mateo County Coastside.

I’ll tease you with a few sentences of each entry in the November issue and you can go over to to read the whole entry and follow links to important resources for a visit during this Christmas season.

Mavericks Surf Contest

“Contest Window – November 1- March 31 Half Moon Bay is home to the world-famous surfing spot Mavericks, located one-half mile off the coast by Pillar Point Harbor. Mavericks is considered one of the most challenging surfing areas in the world…”

Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare

November 3, 12 – 4 p.m. Head over to the Oceano Hotel & Spa: Harbor Village Shops for the Third Annual Half Moon Bay Food & Wine Fare. Visitors won’t want to miss out on this opportunity…”

The Johnston House Foundation’s Holiday Boutique & Historic House Tour

“November 3 – 4 & 10 – 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get into the spirit at the Holiday Boutique & Historic House Tour held at the historic Johnston House. Guests will delight in the rooms adorned with Christmas trees, one-of-a-kind holiday wreaths, handcrafted items by more than 30 local and regional artists…

 Pigeon Point Lighthouse 140th Anniversary Celebration

“November 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join the San Mateo Coast Natural History Association as they celebrate Pigeon Point lighthouse’s 140th anniversary of the lighting of their first-order Fresnel lens. Festivities will include docent-led tours of the light station grounds…”

 Dungeness Crab Season Kicks Off

“The highly anticipated Dungeness crab season kicks off on November 3rd and runs though the end of June. These large, hard-shell crabs with a sweet flavor and flaky texture are found along the northwest coast from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska to Northern California…”

“Several local companies offer fishing and crabbing excursions:…”
 Passport to the Wineries

“November 17, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Passport to the Wineries is back again, featuring over 50 Santa Cruz Mountain wineries. Enjoy the scenery filled with mountain top vistas while enjoying the winding drive through the Santa Cruz Mountains, where the trail is half the experience…

Get “Inn” at Mavericks

“Experience the magic of the Inn at Mavericks, sitting on a small waterfront bluff overlooking the picturesque Pillar Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Guests are welcome to partake in any number of activities nearby…”

Bottle & Cork

“Take part in a tradition known as “bottle and cork” at La Nebbia Winery where wine lovers can recycle wine bottles by bringing in their empties and getting them filled with La Nebbia’s own wine. Guests can even bring in their own custom labels…”

 Butler Golf

“Play 18 holes at any golf course in the world, right here in Half Moon Bay. Now available on the driving range at Butler Golf is TrackMan, a program that allows guests to play golf using a video simulator on a big screen in front of them…”

Read the full entries at


The Monthly Newsletter is written by Kelly Chamberlin.
Chamberlin Public Relations

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Plan A Perfect Coastside Tour Around Half Moon Bay

Written by Terry Plank on . Posted in Resources - Half Moon Bay Coastside, Things To Do - Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours offers a 2-day all-inclusive tour of the San Mateo Coastside or will design a custom tour for groups of 6 or more.

This week I’m showcasing this new Coastside business run by vacation and travel experts, Ginger Minoletti and Mary Corcoran.

Let me walk you thorough their tour offerings or read the narrative below.

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If you’re visiting the Coastside near SF and think it might be helpful to have personalized assistance exploring the HMB Coastside, we’re pleased to recommend a new business, Half Moon Bay Coastside Tours.

This service is owned and operated by Mary Corcoran and Ginger Minoletti, two Coastside businesswomen who are long term local residents and know every nook and cranny of the area.  You can learn more about them here on their About Page. offers 2 services:

  • First, a 2-day getaway Coastside tour package with accommodations and activities. Fill out a short Contact form and they’ll respond within 48 hours.
  • Then, they can design a customized  Coastside tour, a travel package based on your unique interests and needs. Check areas of interest on their Inquiry form and suggest other in the comment  area.

Why Half Moon Bay? This page lists some Activities and Events you can consider, and shows why this area is such a popular destination location in the Bay Area.

Their Gallery shows off some of the Coastside.

We recommend this site to all brides and grooms using our Destination Wedding Ceremony Package as a fun thing they can offer their out of town wedding guests and for themselves in the days before or after their wedding.

Visit HMB Coastside Tours today and discover why they’re the best choice for discovering the Coastside, tours guided by Mary and Ginger, two travel professionals and local Coastside residents.

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