Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Moss Beach

The beaches and gardens provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Moss Beach. This romantic and relaxing city entices travelers with its hiking and restaurants. Mavericks and Twin Peaks are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Moss Beach

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Moss Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Francisco Zoo (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Links (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Sharp Park Golf Course (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Poplar Creek Golf Course (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Mariners Point Golf Center (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Moss Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 66°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Moss Beach

Nature lovers will enjoy Moss Beach for its pristine beaches, beautiful ocean views and picturesque gardens. Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Moss Beach is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mavericks (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Twin Peaks (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • JV Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Montara State Beach (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Gray Whale Cove State Beach (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Miramar Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Moss Beach

The nearest airport is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), located 9.4 mi (15.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Carlos, CA (SQL), which is 14.3 mi (23 km) away.

Where to stay around Moss Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 80 vacation rentals near Moss Beach. From 56 Houses to 2 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Moss Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Moss Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Moss Beach:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 765 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 657 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 387 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 611 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 585 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Moss Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Moss Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • JV Fitzgerald Marine Reserve: 1,105 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 861 vacation rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,264 vacation rentals
  • Pacifica State Beach: 1,455 vacation rentals
  • Ghirardelli Square: 2,210 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Moss Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Moss Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 56 Houses in Moss Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Moss Beach include:

  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Moss Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Moss Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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