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Montara Hotel Area Guide

When you stay at the Ocean View Inn your staying at more than just your average Half Moon Bay Bed and Breakfast. The area surrounding our location is home to many exciting attractions and sites. Members of the hotel staff are happy to recommend attractions, dining, shopping and more. Half Moon Bay & the coastside area are home to year round festivals, the most stunning and pristine beaches, a quaint historical main street, a working harbor and some of the most delectable restaurants and eateries. Considered the most friendly of communities, small and very neighborly like. Whale watching is an everyday sight along our natural coastline.

  • Beaches - Whale Cove, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and Montara State Beach are ideal locations to sun bathe, take a leisurely walk on the beach or have a lovely picnic.
  • Shopping - Discover the quaint and unique shops that our coast side community offers, from the historic downtown of Half Moon Bay to the shops at Pillar Point Harbor. Coastside shopping is sure to provide beautiful and unique souvenirs of your visit.
  • Surfing - Hang 10 at one of the local surfing hotspots, including the popular “Mavericks” beach.
  • Golfing - Whether you tee up in Half Moon Bay or north to Pacifica, golf in the most scenic courses along the coast.
  • Hiking - See all of the breathtaking landscape in this coastal wonderland. Ask our staff about the best trails in the area.
  • Dining - The Half Moon Bay area offers an array of dining choices, choose from fresh fish to comfort California food. Innkeepers are happy to help you make a choice.
  • Historical Lighthouses
  • Sea life Reserve
  • Whale Watching Tours
  • Fishing Tours
  • Sailboat Rides
  • Seaside Concerts
  • Galleries