Discover the Beauty & Adventure of Half Moon Bay


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, our Half Moon Bay golf resort is an ideal launching point for experiencing the best of the region.

Calendar of Events

Explore our Calendar of Events and learn more about events happening at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, and the local area.

On-Site Outlets
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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Half Moon Bay

Phone:   +1 650-712-7000
10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Appointment required
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Half Moon Bay Golf Links

Phone:   +1 650-726-1800
Address :   Two Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, California, USA, 94019
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Fitness Center

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
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Indoor Pool

Mon-Fri : 6:00 AM-8:00 PM

Sat-Sun : 7:00 AM-8:00 PM


Dive Into Adult Swim

Exclusive Adult Swim Hours are available daily from 6 A.M. to 10 A.M. and in the evening on Tuesday and Thursday from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M.

A Half Moon Bay Golf Resort With Ocean Views

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. The resort features a parkland-style Old Course, originally designed in 1973, with cypress-lined fairways and an oceanside 18th hole. Soak in water views from every hole and challenging play with tight fairways and knolls at the aptly named Ocean Course, which features a traditional Scottish design.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
Tennis Courts

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, in Northern California offers a world-class tennis experience to our guests, with six lighted tennis courts and high-quality tennis instruction and programming. Included in your resort fee are tennis amenities such as court reservations, tennis rackets, tennis balls and usage of the ball machine. Private lessons, group clinics, and organized corporate events are available for an additional fee. We also provide complimentary player matching for players of all levels, drawing from our extensive local tennis playing community.

Private Lessons

A private lesson is a unique experience designed to help you achieve your best on court. Our tennis professional will help you understand the game of tennis by using a variety of methods, drills and challenges to assist you in overcoming any hurdles. There is an additional fee for Private Lessons and advanced reservations are required.

Daily Clinic

Our clinics are designed to encourage students to be their own coach. With this in mind, our tennis pros encourage students to learn new and exciting concepts, and practice them in a progressive environment. Practical drills will be implemented and progressive games will apply in this hour and a half skill session. There is an additional fee for Daily Clinics and advanced reservations are required.

Doubles Mixer

Our Doubles Mixer program is a chance for Colony Club members, Resort guests and local tennis players to enjoy a social afternoon of tennis. Players will rotate courts and switch partners. Our tennis pros will encourage and organize teams, as well as use a variety of formats to keep things interesting.

Stay and Play Along the Coast
Pickleball Courts

Featuring breathtaking ocean views and world-class recreational activities, our iconic coastal resort is ideal for pickleball enthusiasts, whether you’re an avid player or looking to learn in luxury. Guests have access to four lighted, dedicated pickleball courts, as well as the option to reserve court times and use high quality Ritz-Carlton adorned pickleball equipment. Private lessons are also available for those wanting to practice with a pickleball professional.

Local Attractions

Half Moon Bay – A Surfer’s Destination

Learn the art of surfing at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay – the premier Northern California beach resort. Almost every year Half Moon Bay is home to the world-renowned Titans of Mavericks, surf competition bringing big wave surfers and surf enthusiasts to California to witness some of the largest waves in the world. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay sits high atop the southern-most-tip of Half Moon Bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean. If you are a seasoned veteran or just want to learn the basics of surfing, our concierge can create a memorable surf experience on your vacation.

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Just a few steps away from our Northern California beach hotel at the Colony Club, enjoy a heated indoor pool 7 days a week. Guests can enjoy a dip in our heated indoor pool or simply walk down to the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Family lounging by the indoor pool.

Featuring spectacular coastal views and stable trails, running is an exhilarating way to experience Half Moon Bay. Step out our backdoors and explore the miles of Coastal Trails at the seaside resort. Pick up a running map from our concierges to plan out the perfect distance for tomorrow’s run.

Sea Kayaking

Explore the ocean from a different vantage point while sea kayaking in Pillar Point Harbor. Whether you're a beginner or advanced kayaker, classes, tours or simply rentals are available that can be taken out onto the ocean. Sea kayaking allows guests to see diverse marine life in their natural habitat the Pacific.

Horseback Riding

Experience horseback riding through the beautiful Northern California coast. Whether you're galloping on trails, through grassy meadows or on the beach next to the crashing waves of the ocean, a memorable and scenic journey awaits. Please contact our Concierge for information on horseback riding in the area.

Wine Tasting

Home to more than 70 wineries, the Santa Cruz Mountains region has geography and climate so distinct that it merits its own appellation. You’ll find the Northern California scenery as spectacular as the award-winning, handcrafted wine you can sample on tasting tours along the way. Please contact our Concierge for information on Santa Cruz Wineries including tastings and tours.

Whale Watching

Considered Northern California’s premier whale-watching destination, the Bay area offers the opportunity to witness majestic gray whales as they migrate south. Whale-watching cruises depart from Princeton Harbor and venture 10 to 15 miles away from shore toward the migratory paths of these majestic mammals.

Bike Riding

Our Half Moon Bay beach resort offers beach cruisers, maps, bottled water and protective gear for overnight guests. Rides start at the resort and travel north along the Coastal Trail that runs parallel to the Northern California coastline.

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An Array of Things To Do & Experience

Vacations are unforgettable at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Whether you're in the area with family or on a romantic getaway, you'll be delighted with the wide range of activities and things to do at the hotel. Discover finely crafted experiences for visitors of all ages, from hiking and horseback riding to the immersive and adventurous Ritz Kids program.

Signature Drive

From pumpkin farms and fruit stands to wineries and wind-swept beaches, Signature Drive offers a scenic trip through five distinct regions. Guests who devote a few hours of their day will experience some of the country’s most magnificent vistas.

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Explore Half Moon Bay

Whether you’re traveling by car or motorcycle, let our Signature Drive be your travel guide to some of America’s most magnificent vistas. The drive unfolds in a series of five distinct regions in and around Half Moon Bay.

Historic Main Street

Nestled within the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay, Historic Main Street offers year-round sightseeing, shops, restaurants and galleries.

The Pumpkin Region

This is California farm-to-market country, where motorists can pick their own produce from the bounty of pumpkin patches and local farms that make the area a foodie’s dream.

California's Redwood Forest

Close to Half Moon Bay lies the awe-inspiring Redwood Forest, shaded by a magnificent, mystical canopy of ancient California Redwood trees.

Santa Cruz Mountains

This scenic and dramatic mountain range offers tastes from more than 60 of the state’s cult wineries.

Pacific Coast

Guests can end their drive by viewing the spectacular coast in front of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, where some of the largest winter surf in the world is recorded each year.

Planning Your Trip

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