4100 Cabrillo Hwy N
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Phone: (650) 712-0220
The oceanfront Beach House offers views, romance, and endless ways to play
Overlooking bobbing fishing boats in Pillar Point Harbor, the 54-room, loft-suite hotel is perched atop a bluff, with most rooms offering stellar ocean views. While staying snug in that quilt might seem like the ultimate in luxury, you might find it hard to resist the assortment of outdoor activities you can do in the surrounding hills and on the sea, and in the quaint and artsy town of Half Moon Bay. In fact, the hotel has assembled a list of 20 things to do —join a guided kayaking adventure, take an eco-farm tour, try deep-sea fishing—enough to keep any outdoor lover happy for days. And if you’re a surf fan you probably already know this is the spot to watch the awesome Maverick’s surf competition, when experts-only take on 40-foot monster swells that break about a ½-mile offshore. Competition usually falls between November and March when conditions are right. If you’re lucky enough to be staying here when Maverick’s gets underway, you’re in for the thrill of your life.