RESERVATIONS
Attractions and Activities
Things to Do

The Oceano Hotel is surrounded by the extraordinary attractions of the coastside environment. Activities and attractions include artsy boutique shopping, fine dining, world-class adventure, and lazy days on the beach.


COASTAL HELICOPTER TOURS Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 minute walk.
Phone: 650-281-8282
Web: www.bayaerial.com

  • The Ocean Hotel and Spa is one of a kind in its location offering coastal beauty and tranquility. It boasts an abundance of local attractions and amenities which are unique to the Northern California Coastline. Among the finest is Bay Aerial Helicopters, a helicopter tour operation which specializes in scenic coastal tours. Visitors seeking adventure can enjoy viewing whales, dolphins, lighthouses, sea caves and the famed Mavericks big wave surfing spot in the comfort, safety and exclusivity of a Bay Aerial Helicopter. Sunrise or sunset tours can be arranged to enhance the dramatic beauty of all the coastal sights. From local redwood forests to the Pacific Ocean or an extended tour to neighboring San Francisco, visitors are sure to be inspired by the hidden beauty only revealed by Bay Aerial Helicopter Tours.

OCEANO DAY SPA Details.
Distance: Adjacent to the hotel lobby.
Phone: 650-263-2008
Web: www.oceanocoastalspa.com

  • Oceano's full service spa offers an ideal retreat. The treatment rooms and therapy pools allow guests to relax and unwind before returning to their private veranda to watch a spectacular harbor sunset. Distance: Adjacent to the hotel lobby.

GOLF Details.
Distance: Approximately 5.3 miles.
Phone: 650-726-4438
Web: www.halfmoonbaygolf.com

  • Golf at the reknowned half moon bay golf course. Enjoy a day on the fairway with dramatic coastline views. With two courses to choose from, the old course or the ocean course, both offer a fantastic day of golf.

MAVERICKS Details.
Distance: Approximately 10 minute walk.
Web: www.mavericksinvitational.com

  • Mavericks, the world-famous surfing location and competition, is within walking distance of the oceano and pillar point harbor. After strong winter storms in the northern pacific ocean, waves can routinely crest at over 25 feet (8m) and top out at over 75 feet (23m). The annual surf contest occurs anytime during the winter months, with competitors from around the globe ready to fly here with only 24 hours advance notice. Mavericks coastal location is also perfect for picnics and some tide pool viewing.

SURFING Details.
Distance: Approximately 7 minute walk to 40 miles.
Web: www.scout.me/surfing-spots

  • The surrounding area has many beaches that make for an enjoyable day of surfing. Montara beach, miramar beach, and of course the world famous mavericks, just to name a few. All within minutes of our property.

SAILING - HALF MOON BAY YATCH CLUB Details.
Distance: Approximately 7 minute walk.
Web: www.hmbyc.org

  • HMBYC programs focus on sailing. The club offers sailing instruction for adults and children and operates a fleet of club-owned small sailboats for use by qualified members. But there's plenty to do off the water as well.

BEACHES Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 minute walk to 40 miles.
Web: www.californiasbestbeaches.com

  • Enjoy any one of our beautiful local beaches. See the following link for your many choices.

HORSEBACK RIDING Details.
Distance: Approximately 2.6 miles / 40 minute walk.
Phone: 650-726-2362

  • Sea Horse Ranch for coastal trail riding, and Blue Sky Ranch for mountain trails and coastal views. Blue Sky Ranch Half Moon Bay: take hwy 1 south (25 min from half moon bay) 650-224-9758 or Sea Horse Ranch 650-726-2362.

DEEP SEA FISHING Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 minute walk.

  • Depart from Pillar Point Harbor just outside the Oceano Hotel’s front door. Catch a big fish and enjoy your day out on the high seas. • Queen of Hearts (510) 581-2628 Queen of Hearts (510) 581-2628, Huck Finn Sport fishing (650) 726-7133 , Captain John's Fishing Trips (650) 728-3377, Riptide Sport fishing (888) RIPTIDE & Huli Cat (650) 726-2926

KAYAKING & STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING Details.
Distance: Approximately 3 minute walk.
Web: www.hmbkayak.com

  • Discover the world of sea kayaking and stand up paddle boarding in Half Moon Bay on the Northern California coast, a dynamic and diverse environment you can embrace and explore. Paddle among seals, birds, and other marine life in protected Pillar Point Harbor or on the wild waters of the open Pacific near Half Moon Bay.

BIKE HIKE & REEF TOURS Details.
Distance: On Location.
Phone: 650-712-8456
Web: www.coastalelegancetours.com
Email: info@coastalelegancetours.com

  • Relax and rejuvenate yourself, while being awed by nature! Unique Eco-Tour Adventures leave you transformed. Discover the “Hidden Coastside” with enthusiastic hosts, as you explore natures splendor and wildlife. We place the accent on elegance! Come with us & experience unsurpassed, personal attention, while exploring one of the most ecologically diverse habitats in North America.

BIKING OR WALKING THE COASTAL TRAILS Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 minute walk.
Web: www.half-moon-bay.ca.us

  • We invite our guests to enjoy the coastal trail on foot or bike past, Roosevelt Beach, Dunes Beach, Venice Beach, or Francis Beach. Your beautiful journey can begin across from the Oceano Hotel.

VIEWING ANO NUEVO ELEPHANT SEALS Details.
Distance: Approximately 28 miles south Hwy 1.
Web: www.nationalparksca.htm

  • Ano Nuevo is open year round and in winter is a major gathering area for Northern Elephant Seals. Males battle for mates on the beaches and the females give birth to their young on the dunes. The breeding season occurs December 15 through March 31, and daily access to the reserve is available only via guided walks. Advance reservations are recommended for walks.

HIKING OR BIKING MONTARA Details.
Distance: Approximately 4 miles/ 70 minute walk.
Web: www.bahiker.com

  • If you want a spectacular but challenging hike or bike ride, try the 8 mile killer climb to the top of Montara Mountain. It will raise the heart rates as well as ones sense of adventure. With amazing views of the Pacific Ocean below, this makes it well worth the effort.

WHALE WATCHING Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 minute walk.

  • Half Moon Bay Harbor offers whale watching trips during January, February, March and April, when the whale watching season is at its peak. Along the San Mateo coastline, the majestic and intelligent California gray whale is probably the best known of the great whales of the Northeastern Pacific and the species most frequently seen. Queen of Hearts (510) 581-2628, Huck Finn Sport fishing (650) 726-7133 , Captain John's Fishing Trips (650) 728-3377, Riptide Sport fishing (888) RIPTIDE & Huli Cat (650) 726-2926

HIKING THE REDWOOD FORESTS Details.
Distance: Approximately 10 to 35 miles.
Web: www.openspace.org

  • Enjoy a lesurely day of hiking through majestic redwood forests at one the many beautiful parks in the area. There are many different trails to choose from throughout san mateo county. Traveling times vary. See the attached links for locations.

FITZGERALD MARINE RESERVE Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 miles / 35 minute walk.
Web: www.fitzgeraldreserve.org

  • Located only 4 minutes by car from the Oceano Hotel, visitors will find neighboring Moss Beach's Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. Named after the San Mateo County Supervisor who championed their protection, these tidal pools are home to numerous species of marine life and are a source of local pride and beauty. The large cypress groves on the cliffs above the pools afford a beautiful view of the coast towards Montara, and make for a memorable hiking experience.

BIRD WATCHING Details.
Distance: Approximately 5 minute walk.
Web: www.explorer1.com

  • Drive west through the community of Princeton toward Pillar Point, and you will find a spot from which to scan the sea for loons, grebes, sea ducks, and alcids. The rocky coast is also home to many other shorebirds. Pillar Point Harbor should be checked for seabirds as well. Brant can be common in spring. Check gull flocks for thayer’s, occurring regularly but in small numbers.

BUTLER IRONS Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 minute walk.
Phone: 650-759-6392

  • During your stay, visit butler irons in Princeton By The Sea and enjoy watching the process of custom golf clubs being made or have your own set of clubs custom built. David butler builds one set of irons at a time, one player at a time. The results have been astonishing. With the first fifteen sets, alone, butler players won multiple club championships, hit holes-in-one, and qualified for the Us Women's Open. How far will Butler irons take your game? 121 California Ave Princeton By The Sea.

LISTENING TO LOCAL JAZZ Details.
Distance: Approximately 1/4 mile / 30 minute walk.
Web: www.bachddsoc.org
Web: www.miramarbeachrestaurant.com

  • The Douglas Beach House offers jazz music on Miramar Beach virtually every Sunday. Music begins at 4:30 and end at 7:30 with an intermission. The cost is $30.00 per person. The Miramar Beach Restaurant features jazz and other music genres on Saturday nights. Diners are invited to enjoy dinner and a night of music overlooking the water. Check both websites for list of upcoming performers.

FILOLI ESTATE Details.
Distance: Approximately 16 miles.
Web: www.filoli.org

  • Known for its lush gardens and beautiful architectural design from the first part of the twentieth century, the estate holds mass appeal for all. They offer different types of tours of the estate and their Christmas tour is exceptional. It was also the home of the 1980’s hit television show Dynasty.

HALF MOON BAY ART & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Details.
Distance: Approximately 4 miles / 60 minute walk.
Web: www.pumpkinfest.miramarevents.com

  • The Annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival will be held on Main Street in Half Moon Bay on Saturday & Sunday following Columbus Day. Started in 1971 it is a worldwide attended event and appeals to adults and children alike. Main Street Half Moon Bay.

OCEANO HOTEL & SPA
HALF MOON BAY HARBOR
280 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay
California 94019
tel: 650.726.5400
fax: 650.726.5402
email: Info@oceanohalfmoonbay.com

Attractions and Activities
Things to See

The Oceano Hotel is surrounded by the extraordinary attractions of the coastside environment. Activities and attractions include artsy boutique shopping, fine dining, world-class adventure, and lazy days on the beach.


LIGHTHOUSE TOURS Details.
Distance: Approximately 3 miles to 23 miles.
Phone: 650-728-7177
Web: www.norcalhostels.org

  • Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, the historic Point Montara Lighthouse Hostel is set against the dramatic and breathtaking scenery of the California coast.

PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE Details.
Distance: Approximately 23 miles.
Phone: 650-879-0633

  • Pigeon Point Lighthouse affords views of some of California's most spectacular coastal scenery and is one of the most frequently photographed lighthouses in the world. The lighthouse tower is open with docent-led tours to the top of the tower and are conducted on most Sundays throughout the year and on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer.

MONTARA LIGHTHOUSE Details.
Distance: Approximately 3 miles.
Phone: 650-728-7177

  • Montara Lighthouse on the rugged California Coast, sits the Point Montara fog signal and light station. Established in 1875, the historic lighthouse and turn-of-the-century buildings have been preserved. The keeping house, located at 16th Street and Cabrillo Highway, now operates as a hostel.

HISTORIC AND CHARMING DOWNTOWN HALF MOON BAY Details.
Distance: Approximately 4 miles/ 60 minute walk.

  • Half Moon Bay is the oldest town in San Mateo County (est.1840). You can see traces of its past visible in the many historic buildings as you explore Main, Purissima, and Johnston Streets. Stroll the downtown area; visit the galleries, boutiques, restaurants, bakeries and cafes.

OLD PESACADERO Details.
Distance: Approximately 22 miles south Hwy 1.
Web: www.duartestavern.com
Web: www.arcangeligrocery.com

  • Two miles inland from Pescadero Beach, the town of Pescadero has one of best bakeries. Buy two loaves of bread at Archangeli's - one to eat in the car and one to take home. Picnic makings, home-made sausage, and local produce are also tempting. Enjoy a one of a kind dining experience at Duartes Resaurant. People travel from all over the bay area for a bowl of their artichoke soup and fresh baked pies.

COASTAL WINERIES AND SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAIN WINE REGION Details.
Distance: Approximately 4.5 miles to 40 miles.
Web: www.scmwa.com

  • Come to see what the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Mateo County coast has to offer on an adventure through some of the appellation's most distinguished wineries. Contact the website for a map to design your own tour! Travel distance and times vary.

LOCAL ORGANIC FARM VISITS Details.
Distance: Approximately 4.5 miles to 40 miles.

  • Visitors can indulge all their senses by visiting farms and nurseries. Gather fresh produce within a historic barn at Andreotti Family Farm (650-726-9151). Drop by Daylight Farms to browse vegetables, herbs, and flowers- -including their vast dahlia garden (seasonal). Take the kids to feed baby ducks, see majestic peacocks and pick their own strawberries. Visit downtown's flower market. Or embark on a car cruise to the stunning Yerba Buena Nursery, which specializes in native California plants and ferns and often offers tea service. Phipps Ranch 2700 Pescadero Rd., Pescadero, Ca 94060.

OCEANO HOTEL & SPA
HALF MOON BAY HARBOR
280 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay
California 94019
tel: 650.726.5400
fax: 650.726.5402
email: Info@oceanohalfmoonbay.com

Attractions and Activities
Shopping

The Oceano Hotel is surrounded by the extraordinary attractions of the coastside environment. Activities and attractions include artsy boutique shopping, fine dining, world-class adventure, and lazy days on the beach.


SHOPS AT HARBOR VILLAGE Details.
Distance: Adjacent to the hotel lobby.
Web: www.shopharborvillage.com

  • Twenty-two boutiques, restaurants and cafes line the enclosed village street at Pillar Point Harbor. Enjoy the fine shopping experience and old seaport ambience of the Harbor Village.

MAVERICKS SURF SHOP Details.
Distance: Approximately 1 Minute Walk.
Phone: 650-560-8088
Web: www.jeffclarkmavericks.com

  • Just across the street from the hotel, Mavericks Surf Shop is owned and operated by Mavericks Pioneer Jeff Clark. Founded in 1995 in downtown Half Moon Bay, Mavericks Surf Shop is now located at 25 Johnson Pier, with sweeping views of Pillar Point Harbor and Mavericks. Stop in for you original Mavericks logo surf gear.

HISTORIC AND CHARMING DOWNTOWN HALF MOON BAY Details.
Distance: Approximately 4 miles/ 60 minute walk.

  • Stroll the downtown area; visit the galleries, boutiques, restaurants, bakeries and cafes.

DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO Details.
Distance: Approximately 30 miles

  • Visitors will find the world’s finest cosmopolitan shopping, museums, and restaurants.

OCEANO HOTEL & SPA
HALF MOON BAY HARBOR
280 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay
California 94019
tel: 650.726.5400
fax: 650.726.5402
email: Info@oceanohalfmoonbay.com

Attractions and Activities
Dining

The Oceano Hotel is surrounded by the extraordinary attractions of the coastside environment. Activities and attractions include artsy boutique shopping, fine dining, world-class adventure, and lazy days on the beach.


FLAVOR COASTAL COMFORT FOOD Details.
Distance: Adjacent to the hotel lobby.
Web: www.flavoronthecoast.com

  • Located next to Pillar Point Harbor on the beautiful Pacific Coastline, Flavor offers you one of the best spots to enjoy its version of classic American fare.

SPICOLI PIZZA Details.
Distance: Adjacent to the hotel lobby.
Phone: 650-726-7499
Web: www.spicolipizza.com

  • Delivery is available. Perfect for in-room dining!

MEZZALUNA Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 minute walk.
Phone: 650-728-8108
Web: www.mezzalunabythesea.com

  • Mezzaluna is continually voted as Best Restaurant On The Coast with the Best Customer Service. It doesn't take an award to prove the quality and consistency of the great food, service and wine....you must experience it for yourself. They serve the highest quality meat, fish, produce and pasta, prepared with a Contemporary Southern Italian flair. 459 Prospect Way, Princeton By The Sea, CA 94038

HALF MOON BAY BREWING CO. Details.
Distance: Approximately 1 minute walk.
Phone: 650-728-2739
Web: www.hmbbrewingco.com

  • The Brewing Company is a warm, friendly oceanfront restaurant and brew pub which features live music and dancing with a picturesque ocean view, it reflects the area´s unique coastal lifestyle where both locals and visitors interact and take part in the fun.

CAFÉ GIBRALTAR Details.
Distance: Approximately 1/2 mile / 15 minute walk.
Phone: 650-560-9039
Web: www.cafegibraltar.com

  • Serving authentic Mediterranean Cuisine since 1998, Café Gibraltar offers an award winning menu served in a unique setting with a spectacular ocean view. Café Gibraltar is proud to serve only organic free range meat and fowl, organic produce and flour, and only the freshest seafood. 425 Alhambra Ave, El Granada CA 94018

SAM’S CHOWDER HOUSE Details.
Distance: Approximately 7 minute walk.
Phone: 650-712-0245
Web: www.samschowderhouse.com

  • Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from every seat. Stay cozy inside while watching the crashing surf, or inhale the crisp, salty ocean air from the outdoor patio. Relax under a cozy blanket in Adirondack chairs next to a fire pit overlooking the harbor while you nibble on the freshest seafood around. Enjoy perch at the oyster bar inside while noshing on clams on the half shell or delicious fried shrimp. It’s all good! 4210 North Cabrillo Highway Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

MOSS BEACH DISTILLERY Details.
Distance: Approximately 2 miles/ 30 minute walk.
Phone: 650-728-5595
Web: www.mossbeachdistillery.com

  • The premier seafood and steak restaurant in San Mateo County. Panoramic ocean views, fabulous food, historic site, romantic ambience, outdoor patio and famous ghost legend." 140 BEACH WAY, MOSS BEACH CA 94038

IT’S ITALLIA Details.
Distance: Approximately 4 miles.
Phone: 650-726-4444
Web: www.itsitaliarestaurant.com

  • Try their gourmet pizzas, or choose to make your own pizza with your own toppings. The pizza here is hard to beat. The menu is varied and includes pasta, fresh fish, a fantastic choice of salads and daily homemade soups. This is not your old fashioned pizzeria. 401 Main St. Half Moon Bay, CA. 94019

SUSHI MAIN STREET Details.
Distance: Approximately 4 miles.
Phone: 650-726-6336
Web: www.sushimainstreet.com

  • Sushi Main Street's menu features both traditional and Nouveau/California sushi items. It would be fair to describe their range as eclectic. There are plenty of items suitable for vegetarians, and some even for vegans. The quality is outstanding and people come from all over the area to eat at this well-known restaurant. 696 Mill Street Half Moon Bay, CA

PASTA MOON Details.
Distance: Approximately 4 miles.
Phone: 650-726-5126
Web: www.pastamoon.com

  • Italian growers in Half Moon Bay have been cultivating their specialized organic produce that has been a staple of Pasta Moon's menu since the day they opened over 17 years ago. They pair their different house made, hand cut pastas with seafood flown in from around the world and an array of game, prime meats and poultry. "The technique is simple but the result is unforgettable". Their open kitchen and wood burning oven bring the warmth and coziness of an authentic Italian Ristorante. Our exclusively Italian wine list featuring almost 50 wines by the glass and over 100 wines by the bottle specializing in small producers and pairs perfectly with their all Italian cuisine. 315 Main St., Half Moon Bay CA 94019

CETRELLA Details.
Distance: Approximately 4.5 miles.
Phone: 650-726-4090
Web: www.cetrella.com

  • Cetrella Restaurant located in Downtown Half Moon Bay boasts a Mediterranean-influenced daily changing menu. 400 wines from around the world are featured in Cetrella’s award winning cellar. Live jazz music in featured on the weekends for your listening pleasure.845 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California 94019

DUARTE’S TAVERN Details.
Distance: Approximately 22 miles.
Phone: 650-879-0464
Web: www.duartestavern.com

  • Duarte’s has an extensive menu focusing on artichoke dishes, fresh fish, and a wine list of over two hundred different labels. Through all the years and the changes that came, the core has stayed the same: family run, fresh ingredients, and hard work. In recognition of the restaurant, in May of 2003, the James Beard Foundation in New York awarded Duarte's an honorary award as an American Classic. They were one of five restaurants in the United States to be honored and were very proud to receive this award. South on Highway 1. Travel 15 miles to Pescadero. Turn left on Pescadero Road, go two miles to a stop sign. Duarte's Tavern is on the left at the intersection of Pescadero and Stage Roads.

MOUNTAIN HOUSE Details.
Distance: Approximately 15 miles.
Phone: 650-851-8541
Web: www.themountainhouse.com

  • The Mountain House on Skyline Blvd. In Woodside California, offers a wide variety of dinner options. Treat yourself to a plate of pasta primavera or cut into a juicy new york steak. After dinner enjoy one of their sumptuous desserts.13808 Skyline Blvd. Half Moon Bay, CA 94062

OCEANO HOTEL & SPA
HALF MOON BAY HARBOR
280 Capistrano Road Half Moon Bay
California 94019
tel: 650.726.5400
fax: 650.726.5402
email: Info@oceanohalfmoonbay.com