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10 minutes north of HMB is Princeton Harbor, a working harbor where you can buy your fresh/smoked fish, go on a deep-sea fishing trip, or fish/crab from the pier. The protected beaches within the harbor are wonderful for children, and the bluff walks above provide views of the world- famous Mavericks surfing area, elegant cypresses, and pounding waves. A flat paved 14-mile long bicycle trail runs from the Harbor along the beaches past Half Moon Bay and other trails are to be found along the bluffs, and coastal mountains. Whale watching is possible from both boats and a resident bi-plane.

The "Old Course" and "Ocean Course" are 18 hole champion courses open to the public all-year-round, with signature holes along the ocean bluffs. The club house is a easy 5-10 minute walk from the residence. The courses share a fully stocked golf shop, equipment rentals, on-course beverage cart and snack bar, full-service dining room, banquet space, private and group lessons and tournament coordination services. Play is usually very brisk with many two-somes often in play. In October 2008, the Ocean Course played host to the LPGA Samsung World Championship.

Half Moon Bay and nearby areas are a destination unto its self with its historic seaside towns, family attractions, nurseries, galleries, unique shops and restaurants. Enjoy the culinary talents of chefs at a host of restaurants, like the Navio at the Ritz-Carlton, or the award-winning Cetrella, or Zagat-rated Cafe Gibraltor, the old cliff hugging favorite, the Moss Beach Distillery or go to Duarte's in Pescadero and order their delectable artichoke soup. In October there is the annual HMB Pumpkin Festival.