To prepare for a visit to our Northern California resort, we have compiled the following information.
FIVE REGIONS OF HALF MOON BAY
Coastal Region - From miles of sandy surf to imposing rocks and bluffs, you will encounter stunning views, fantastic surf, breathtaking sunsets, and endless recreation.
Historic Main Street - Extending through the heart of downtown Half Moon Bay, Historic Main Street offers colorful year-round attractions only 30 minutes from San Francisco. From the best restaurants to eclectic boutiques and quirky antique shops, there’s something for everyone.
Pumpkin Region - Pick your own produce from the bounty of Half Moon Bay pumpkin farms, farmers’ markets, nurseries, and dairies that make this region a mecca for foodies and green thumbs. If it grows in California, it grows in Half Moon Bay.
Santa Cruz Mountains Region - Enjoy this majestic natural playground where you can relax, play, or map out an epic adventure. Like California itself, the mountains span a region as diverse as it is beautiful, with cool, moist ecosystems in the valleys and warm, dry chaparral at higher elevations.
Redwood Region - Looking for an unforgettable experience amid the towering California Redwoods? From gently sloping trails to long and strenuous treks, Half Moon Bay offers an exhilarating range of off-the-beaten-path adventures to challenge your inner road warrior.
MAVERICKS BIG WAVE SURFING
Mavericks Big Wave Surf Competition which has been held in this iconic location since 1999. In just 48-hour notice every winter season, 24 big-wave surfers make the trek to Half Moon Bay, California, to test their skill and vie for the title of Titans of Mavericks.
Competitors will face the dangerous elements of the northern California waters in search of the perfect ride on massive waves. To learn more, visit the official Mavericks Invitational website
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay’s Community Footprints programs enable us to make a meaningful difference in our local communities with such organizations as the Coastside Hope, Relay for Live, Coastside Land Trust, Adopt-A-Family, Coastside Children’s Program, Earth Hour and Peninsula Humane Society. Our Community Footprints focus is on three pillars:
- Hunger and Poverty Relief: We partner with community organizations and social enterprises to aid those in need in our communities. Our initiatives impact an array of community needs, from cooking and serving meals at homeless shelters, collecting donations for the local food bank, and partnering on programs designed to help break the cycle of poverty.
- Well-being of Disadvantaged Children: Our Ritz-Carlton properties are proud to work with local organizations that provide a safe haven and nurturing environment to underprivileged children. These efforts include job readiness and workplace training for disadvantaged youth, sponsoring mentoring programs, and participating in after-school programs. Our properties also partner with charitable organizations to raise funds to benefit children in need, including those who are disabled or face health issues.
- Environmental Conservation: Our Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Team (REACT) implements environmental best practices designed to minimize our environmental imprint. Additionally, our ladies and gentlemen work to better their community's environment through participation in beach clean ups, protection of endangered species, and creation of community gardens.