California State and National Parks

Did you know that California has nearly 300 state parks? They range from beaches to redwood forests, lakes, OHV areas and tons of campsites.

Explore California State Parks with our resources. Start with our full California State Parks guide, which includes a list of ALL state parks and a map. We’ve also got some advice on whether getting an annual CA parks pass is worth it for you.

And check out our archive, which includes guides for individual parks and itineraries featuring parks.

Best Beaches in Half Moon Bay: Cowell Ranch

The 10 Best Half Moon Bay Beaches

Find the best Half Moon Bay beaches for you. This guide recommends beaches for: surfing, dogs, kids, beach strolls, tide pooling and more.