I really enjoyed Half Moon Bay and so did my family. We brought beach toys for the children to build sand castles and other things with the sand. I also brought a frisbee and some other games to play as a whole family. The beach was not too crowded and the day was very enjoyable. My children favorite part about this beach is the horseback riding. I did not plan on this activity when we went, but my children saw all the people riding by on horses and really wanted to go. I thought it would be a lot of fun and it was a huge hit. This is fantastic for children of all ages. You get a leader who will take you around and make sure you and your family are safe on the horses.