Coastal Elegance Tours

  • · Nature Hikes

The Coastal/Beach Hike on rural bluffs highlight marine animals, birds, wildflowers and seals, and possibly a few star fish and sea anemones if the surf is low enough. The Giant Redwood Hike includes a picture of your family inside an old growth redwood. Special lilies and iris bloom in the forest each Spring. Both hikes are 2-3 hours. $75 per person.

Redwood tree

  • · Half Moon Bay Coastal Eco-Cycling Group Events

Guests experience the areas rich ecological diversity while cycling along the Pacific Ocean. The trained naturalist guides inform participants about the native people, coastal and inter-tidal habitats. Cycle on trails along a secluded beach and rural Pacific Ocean bluffs. Curious seals, brown pelicans and shore birds are often seen and photos are shown of marine life animals that live in the inter-tidal zone. $120 per person, age 12 and older.

  • · Ultimate California Cycling Adventure

A three day/two night package begins with a 4:00 p.m. lodging check-in. On Day Two, the guided eco-culture cycling tour begins at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy the panoramic scenic 20-mile drive, visit ancient redwoods, secluded coastal beaches on rural country roads and stop for lunch in historic Pescadero. Day Three will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail. The terrain includes country lanes, bike paths and some dirt trials with spectacular views from the scenic Pacific Coast bluffs. Visit Pillar Point Lighthouse, the harbor, Mavericks, and enjoy lunch at the base of Montara Mountain. Rates and lodging options are available on the website.

Tours by reservation only: 650-712-8456

Farmers Markets

  • · Coastside Farmers’ Market ~  May – December

Farm fresh produce, fresh fish, local art and live music. Shoreline Station, Half Moon Bay ~ Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 650-726-4895 ~

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

The golf course will host the U.S. Open Qualifier on May 17, 2010. Learn more and sign up by visiting Two Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay ~ 650-726-1800


“Capradero – A Lot of Goats” ~ through May 27, 2010

An outdoor exhibit of goat sculptures in the grass lot next to Country Roads Antiques is a celebration of rural beauty. On Fridays-Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. the “goat meadow” is open to the public. Children can make their own goat masks, and families may picnic on the grass (blankets provided by the artists). Local musicians Suzana Gulmert & Abalone Dreams and Andy Markham & The Polyglot Quartet will play at 2 p.m. on May 8 and May 15, respectively. 320 Stage Road, Pescadero.