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Moss Beach with the Moss Beach Distillery, north of Half Moon Bay, California


Moss Beach - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Moss Beach' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.

Moss Beach lies just north of Half Moon Bay and south of Pacifica and the San Pedro Valley County Park on Highway 1 in California, about 20 miles south of San Francisco. Local attractions include the Moss Beach Distillery, visible on the cliff top in this panoramic picture, the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and Montara State Beach.

Moss Beach Distillery is a popular restaurant which opened in 1927 as a speakeasy during the Prohibition era, and converted into a restaurant in 1933. It is also the site of reported hauntings of the 'Blue Lady' ghost, though some of these are thought to be hoaxes created by the restaurant owners.

The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve contains one of the best tide pool habitats in Norther California. At the norther end of the reserve is the mouth of the San Vicente Creek. The area is rich in anemone, hermit crabs, sea urchins and many other intertidal creatures. This stretch of coastline is popular for sea kayaking, and there is a sandy beach below the cliffs.


Car: Moss Beach is 23 miles south of San Francisco on Highway 1. It is 18 miles from San Mateo and 27 miles from Palo Alto.
Flight: Half Moon Bay Airport.

Peter Watts - 8 Aug, 2009 12:00
Moss Beach looks like a great place to be, and quite popular too.

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