Half Moon Bay (California)
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Half Moon Bay and Pillar Point (top), 2009
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Half Moon Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean on the coast of San Mateo County, California. The bay is approximately semi-circular, hence the name half moon, with sea access to the south. Coastal towns located there are Princeton-by-the-Sea, Miramar, El Granada, and the city of Half Moon Bay.
The bay provides an example of a logarithmic spiral beach.
- "Half Moon Bay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 19 January 1981. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 147.
- Environmental Impact Report for the Pillar Point East Harbor Master Plan, Earth Metrics Inc., prepared for the San Mateo County Harbor District, February 1989
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