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Princeton-by-the-Sea is also known as Pillar Point, a peninsula near El Granada, California, on the north end of Half Moon Bay. Whale watching, fresh fish markets & tide pools!
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elevation: 13' population: 563 zip code: 94018


peninsula at north edge of large bay

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San Mateo County
N of Half Moon Bay
on Hwy 1



  • beaches
  • surfing
  • biking
  • scuba diving
  • wineries
  • windsurfing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • redwood forests
  • horseback riding
  • golfing
  • whale watching
  • kayaking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Portola Redwoods State Park
  • Pescadero Creek County Park
  • San Pedro Valley County Park
  • Montara State Beach
  • Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  • Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir
  • Pilarcitos Lake
  • Mavericks Beach
  • Seal Cove Cypress Tree Tunnel
  • princeton-by-the-sea campgrounds

    Half Moon Bay Beach Camping
    Portola Redwoods Campground
    Pillar Point RV Park

    tent camping

    A village setting with a bed & breakfast. Lots of outdoor recreation & only 25 miles south of San Francisco.

    nearby towns:
    Moss Beach
    Half Moon Bay
    El Granada
    San Gregorio
    local links:

    Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce
    235 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    Mezza Luna
    Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
    Princeton by the Sea Memories
    Pillar Point Harbor

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