Hike to Mavericks Beach!

Maverick Kelly’s 52 Day Trips
3 min readMar 7, 2021


Our anchor event today is Mavericks Beach (Yes, THAT Mavericks — known for the “Big Wave” surfing competition).

Hike Along “Mavericks Beach” (West Shoreline Access)

The address of the trailhead to Mavericks is “Unnamed Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019” so it might help you to type in these coordinates into Google Maps: FGX3+3C El Granada, California.

It’s an easy flat hike (about 1.5 miles round trip). Our 4 year old loved it.

The start of the Mavericks Beach hike in Princeton by the Sea
The initial water you see on your hike to Mavericks is calm because it’s a harbor protected by jettys
We’re still adjacent to the calm harbor…very fun little calm water.

Now, we made it to the ocean and it was a relatively calm day:

A sea lion at Mavericks Beach

You’re at the ocean where you’re bound to find cool stuff washed up: c

A fish head at Mavericks Beach

And is this a porpoise or shark or something else!?

A fin or something popping out of the water at Mavericks Beach

We headed back on our hike along the harbor — looks like a perfect place for paddle boarding:

The harbor next to Mavericks Beach

And there were all sorts of other fun artsy things along the hike:

A little artsy rock someone left at Mavericks Beach

How cool is this bench?

After hiking to Mavericks Beach, we usually go get coffee at The Press (they serve food too) or eat at:



Maverick Kelly’s 52 Day Trips

Hi! I’m Maverick. My mommy, daddy & me are on a mission to take 52 day trips around the San Francisco Bay Area! Thx for joining in the fun!