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Princeton-by-the-Sea is also known as Pillar Point, a peninsula near El Granada, California, on the north end of Half Moon Bay. Whale watching, fresh fish markets & tide pools!
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elevation: 13' population: 563 zip code: 94018


peninsula at north edge of large bay

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San Mateo County
N of Half Moon Bay
on Hwy 1



  • beaches
  • surfing
  • biking
  • scuba diving
  • Wineries
  • windsurfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • hiking
  • Redwood Forests
  • Horseback Rides
  • golf
  • whale watching
  • kayaking
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Portola Redwoods State Park
  • Pescadero Creek County Park
  • San Pedro Valley County Park
  • Montara State Beach
  • James Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
  • Upper Crystal Springs Reservoir
  • Pilarcitos Lake
  • princeton-by-the-sea campgrounds

    Half Moon Bay Beach Camping
    Big Basin Redwoods Campground
    Portola Redwoods Campground
    Pillar Point RV Park

    tent camping

    A quaint village setting with a bed & breakfast. Lots of outdoor recreation & only 25 miles south of San Francisco.

    nearby towns:
    Moss Beach
    Half Moon Bay
    El Granada
    San Gregorio
    local links:

    Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce
    520 Kelly Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    Mezza Luna
    Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
    Princeton by the Sea Memories
    Pillar Point Harbor
    Princeton Seafood

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