I’ve always heard of Redondo Beach in Southern California, but never Northern. Awhile back my husband turned me on to this small and cliffy beach just south of Half Moon Bay, coincidentally named Redondo Beach. To get to it you will need to turn off of Highway 1 onto Redondo Beach Road (surprise!). At the end of the road you’ll find an unofficial dirt parking lot full of extremely large potholes and dips. You can either pull off to the side to enjoy a beautiful sunset, or park and explore a bit. If you walk further south on the trail, beach access is easier but it may be harder to bring much with you. The cliffs give way to a long beach and ocean below.
During my last trip to Half Moon Bay, we made a spur of the moment decision to watch the sunset before dinner and Redondo Beach was the perfect location for that. I just hate to visit a beach town during a trip and not enjoy the sunset from the sand. I even started our drive to dinner and ended up turning around to watch the sunset. I just couldn’t resist the urge. I must not be alone because there was even someone paragliding with a motor (I still think this is crazy.) along the coastline.
Where is your favorite place to watch the sunset?
The reason I clicked on this post was because I thought these were pics of Redondo Beach in SoCal, but I was wondering when you got there since you only went to Manhattan this past weekend. Thinking gosh they must’ve driven fast! Haha anyway, this Redondo Beach looks fabulous too and I’d love to visit it someday. It’s a trip that there’s another Redondo Beach in NorCal 😉 xx adaatude.com
These photos are so stunning!! I wish that I was sitting on a beach right now watching the sunset!
Charlene The Frugal Fashionista
Your pictures are beautiful! I agree, if you are on the coast you must watch the sunset. 🙂 I’m not familiar with the Redondo Beach in this area…..thanks for the tip! I’ll have to check it out the next time I’m on the coast.
Beautiful photos! This looks amazing:)
So incredibly tranquil and calm. Look gorgeous…and I would love this view right now!
Karen | GlamKaren.com
You captured such a beautiful sky! I would love to see a sunset at the beach.
Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com
Love your travel photos, so beautiful! I have serious beach envy!
x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina
This is sooo pretty!! I love watching the sunsets. It’s such a peaceful time!