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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Half Moon Bay.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Half Moon Bay ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is San Jose. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Half Moon Bay. San Jose has a population of 1,035,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is San Francisco. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the north of Half Moon Bay and has a population of 884,000 people.

For comparison, Half Moon Bay has a population of 12,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Antioch   [Map]   111,674   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Berkeley   [Map]   122,324   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Concord   [Map]   129,783   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Daly City   [Map]   107,074   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fremont   [Map]   234,962   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Hayward   [Map]   160,500   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Livermore   [Map]   90,295   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oakland   [Map]   425,195   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Redwood City   [Map]   86,685   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Richmond   [Map]   110,040   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
San Leandro   [Map]   90,553   NE   23 miles [37 km]
San Mateo   [Map]   104,748   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Santa Clara   [Map]   127,134   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Sunnyvale   [Map]   153,656   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Vallejo   [Map]   122,105   N   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Adobe Corner   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Belmont   [Map]   27,140   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Burlingame   [Map]   30,686   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
El Granada   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Emerald Lake Hills   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Highlands   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hillsborough   [Map]   11,486   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Laurel   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Martins Beach   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Millbrae   [Map]   22,718   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Montara   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Moss Beach   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
San Carlos   [Map]   30,499   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
San Gregorio   [Map]   ---   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Woodside   [Map]   5,564   E   10 miles [16.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Half Moon Bay, please visit our County-by-County Page for Half Moon Bay.

San Mateo County ...

Half Moon Bay is located in San Mateo County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Mateo County: Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara & Santa Cruz.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Half Moon Bay ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Half Moon Bay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Half Moon Bay ...

Looking for more information about Half Moon Bay? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Half Moon Bay, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Half Moon Bay.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Half Moon Bay.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Half Moon Bay. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Half Moon Bay. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Half Moon Bay Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Half Moon Bay


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Half Moon Bay ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Half Moon Bay.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Half Moon Bay Airport(HAF/KHAF)   [Map]   HAF   NW   5 miles [8 km]
San Carlos Airport(ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]   SQL   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Palo Alto Airport(PAO/KPAO)   [Map]   PAO   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hayward Exec.(HWD/KHWD)   [Map]   HWD   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]   SJC   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Half Moon Bay.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Half Moon Bay. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]   SJC   ESE   28 miles [45.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Metro Oakland Intl.    [Map]   ---   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]   MRY   SSE   68 miles [109.4 km]
Stockton Metro Airport (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   SCK   ENE   71 miles [114.3 km]
Sonoma Co. Airport (STS/KSTS)   [Map]   STS   NNW   75 miles [120.7 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   E   81 miles [130.4 km]
Sacramento Exec. (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]   SAC   NNE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Sacramento Mather Airport (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]   MHR   NE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Half Moon Bay Airport(HAF/KHAF)   [Map]   HAF   NW   5 miles [8 km]
San Carlos Airport(ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]   SQL   ENE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Palo Alto Airport(PAO/KPAO)   [Map]   PAO   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hayward Exec.(HWD/KHWD)   [Map]   HWD   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Exec.   (SAC/KSAC)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Mather Airport   (ICAO: KMHR)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento Mather Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Half Moon Bay Airport   (HAF/KHAF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Carlos Airport   (ICAO: KSQL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palo Alto Airport   (PAO/KPAO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hayward Exec.   (HWD/KHWD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Clara Co. Airport   (RHV/KRHV)   [Map]
        Website for Reid - Hillview of Santa Clara County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Livermore Muni.   (ICAO: KLVK)   [Map]
        Website for Livermore Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Buchanan Fld.   (CCR/KCCR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gnoss Fld.   (ICAO: KDVO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watsonville Muni.   (ICAO: KWVI)   [Map]
        Website for Watsonville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Napa Co. Airport   (APC/KAPC)   [Map]
        Website for Napa County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monterey Peninsula Airport   (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]
        Website for Monterey Peninsula Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
        Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sonoma Co. Airport   (STS/KSTS)   [Map]
        Website for Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Half Moon Bay: www.half-moon-bay.ca.us/

The official website for San Mateo County: www.co.sanmateo.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Half Moon Bay.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Half Moon Bay. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Half Moon Bay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Half Moon Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Half Moon Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Half Moon Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4641, Longitude: -122.4341     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Half Moon Bay), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Half Moon Bay.



 
 
 

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