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Pomponio State Beach, Half Moon Bay

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Pomponio State Beach is a state beach of California in the United States. It is located 12 miles (19 km) south of Half Moon Bay off California State Route 1.
This coastal strip lies between Pescadero and San Gregorio State Beaches. It is made up of several miles of sloping, sandy beaches and a small lagoon below high sandstone bluffs.
A parking lot and a picnic area are available for public use during the day. There are hiking trails and beach access. No camping is available. Dogs and campfires are not permitted on the beach.
The beach was named after José Pomponio Lupugeym, a Bolinas Native American and outlaw. He was a captain of a group that called itself Los Insurgentes, and was captured and executed in 1824.
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  • I enjoyed a walk by the Pacific Ocean at Pomponio State Beach Park. There is a small fee for parking. I used my annual state park pass to visit. The beach is just south of Half Moon Bay.  more »
  • The group of us stopped here for a little hike and to enjoy the beach. The weather was cool when we arrived but the sun came out and the people were enjoying the water and the flowers and all that a.....  more »
  • Had a nice time here. Saw seals in the ocean. Beautiful cool walk on the beach.
  • Parking is hard to find on a beautiful sunny day. But the beach is amazing. The sand is not rough on your feet like other beaches.

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