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Discover Coastal Elegance


Quintessential Northern California, Half Moon Bay is one long stretch of gorgeous, wild coastline. Developed as a beach resort in the early 1900s, this tiny coastal community that lies between San Francisco and Santa Cruz now attracts die-hard surfers, golf aficionados and city dwellers looking for a laid-back weekend beach escape. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is an ideal launching point for experiencing the best of the region.

View of a shallow sand pit in the middle of a golf course

Avid players seeking sunshine and challenging terrain can access two of the Bay Area's finest golf courses at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Soak in water views from every hole at the aptly named Ocean Course, which features a traditional Scottish design, or tee off on the parkland-style Old Course, with cypress-lined fairways and an oceanside 18th hole.

Golf Getaways

Hike or bike the area’s trails, and you’re sure to spot loons and kingbirds. Take to the sea by kayak, stand-up paddle board or surfboard, and you’ll likely meet a resident seal. Quiet evenings revolve around watching sunsets, sipping locally made beer and wine and enjoying fresh-caught seafood at both quaint eateries and fine-dining restaurants.

Plan Your Adventure
Tennis balls scattered on a tennis court

Experience world-class tennis at one of our six lighted tennis courts and premium tennis instruction and programming. Tennis amenities included with your resort fee are court reservations, tennis rackets, tennis balls and usage of the ball machine.

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Journey Deeper

Rediscovering California's Magic

Born and raised in the Golden State, fashion bloggers Dylana and Natalie Suarez return to their roots with a trip to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

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While Napa Valley is a popular choice for wine tasting, a more intimate, yet equally notable, experience can be had just south of our Half Moon Bay beach resort.

Two surfers ride a wave at sunset

Outdoor Adventures

The Art of Surfing

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or true novice, our concierge can create a memorable surf experience on your vacation.

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Spa Retreat

Discover True Relaxation

Inspired by the surrounding natural beauty, treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay, will take you on a journey that stimulates your senses and revitalizes your soul.

Lounge with dining tables, seating areas and windows overlooking the ocean

Club Level

Elevate your Stay

This private lounge on the fifth floor features culinary offerings and beverages throughout the day, coupled with the finest personal service to ensure that memories of your vacation are lasting and your business needs are fulfilled. 

Half Moon Bay Memories