Awesome Day Trip to Princeton by the Sea [Secret Beach + Yummy Food]

Princeton by the Sea Map — the blue water close to the rectange

Start at Secret Little Beach in Princeton by the Sea

There’s a fun little beach (by the harbor (not on the ocean) we found in Princeton by the Sea. It’d be great for kayaking, rafting or just a quiet time.

Secret little beach in Princeton by the Sea (way off in the distance are the cliffs overlooking Mavericks Beach)
We grabbed a couple of to-go cocktails from Jettywave, a new restaurant in Princeton by the Sea (see below)
A cool little stream that connects from inland to the ocean
There were just 3 families on the secret beach on this March Saturday in 2021 (thanks, Scarlett and Wayland from Pacifica!)

Princeton by the Sea Restaurants

There are plenty of great places to eat/drink in Princeton by the Sea. Here are the ones we know about (all walking distance from each other:

  • The Swell Lounge@Jettywave
  • Old Princeton Landing Public House & Grill
  • Barbara’s Fishtrap
  • Mezza Luna
  • Ketch Joanne Restaurant & Harbor Bar
  • Princeton Seafood Market & Restaurant

The Swell Lounge@Jettywave Distillery

This new (as of early 2021) place is at 155 Broadway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. It was outdoor dining only:

The Jettywave Distillery restaurant in Princeton by the Sea
Pizza from Panificio at Jettywave in Princeton by the Sea
The Swell Lounge in Princeton by the Sea
Some tables have a propane-fueled fireplace.
It was cold the day we were there but we had a super-fun time — bring layers and blankies if you’er planning to be in Half Moon Bay in the afternoon on cool days!

Old Princeton Landing Public House & Grill

Another fun restaurant we’ve eaten at is Old Princeton Landing at 460 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019. .

Old Princeton Landing Pub in Princeton by the Sea

What we’d miss in Princeton by the Sea?

Please tell us of anything YOU recommend in Princeton by the Sea!

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