5 Best Glamping Spots Near Half Moon Bay, California - Updated 2024

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Located in San Mateo County in California, Half Moon Bay is home to the world-famous waves of Mavericks, a haven for surfers. It is a peaceful coastal city with a strong connection to the water. If you love swimming, there are many beaches here where you can unwind. One famous attraction is Half Moon Bay State Beach where you can bask in sunshine. You can also go fishing or enjoy a picnic with your family. Moreover, the city’s surrounding area is ideal for glamping because of its fantastic scenery that will truly unleash your nature lover’s soul. There are many tents, yurts, and domes to choose from for your outdoor retreat. Browse through this list of the best glamping spots near Half Moon Bay, California, and reconnect with Mother Nature.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location that facilitates glamping or is close to glamping spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on March 02, 2024.

1. Vibrant yurt with shared beach access

This artsy yurt on a forested farm is a delightful place to stay right on the lap of nature. Sitting on sprawling 5 acres (2 hectares) of land, this retreat puts you close to biking and hiking trails. During your downtime, you can chill in the colorful living room and prepare savory meals in the well-equipped kitchen. You’ll love sipping your morning coffee from the private patio while appreciating the soothing view of lush greenery.

You don’t have to worry about your fur babies because this place is pet-friendly. The best part? The yurt offers shared beach access, so you can have fun under the sun.

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Montara, California, United States
40.38 km (25.1 mi) from Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
36 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
robby and sage's space was beautiful clean and exactly as it appeared on the listing
the hosts are great with communicating
they prepared a nice welcome guide with some great suggestions and were very responsive
the location is wonderful very close to the sea and nearby half moon bay
we had a great stay so close to everything and yet very quiet
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2. Clear dome with mountain views (from USD 195)

Imagine waking up in the middle of a forest while soaking up beautiful mountain vistas. This clear dome is the perfect spot for reconnecting with Mother Nature. If you’re worried about insects, take note that the rental is completely sealed. However, it’s still recommended to bring bug spray in case mosquitoes manage to get in.

The amenities include Jackery 290 battery, a plush queen bed, a camp sink, and a camp shower. You will experience hiking uphill to get to the site where you can take pictures of the incredible view that will surely spice up your Instagram feed. Complimentary parking space is available in an old barn.

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Saratoga, California, United States
30.07 km (18.7 mi) from Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
52 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Dome 0 Beds 2 Guests

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the owner was responsive and very helpful
we had a lovely time here away from the city life but yet so close to the city
we loved it super comfortable and such a beautiful place to stay
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3. Boho-style tent with barbecue facilities (from USD 176)

Fancy staying in a tranquil hideaway with your partner? This boho-style tent at Venture Retreat Center is an excellent choice. You will surely love the vintage yet cozy king bed as well as your own private deck for unwinding. Guests can also use the barbecue grill for fun cookouts. For an additional fee, you can take a dip in the pool and hot tub or just enjoy the night by relaxing in the yard, grabbing a beer, and stargazing with your loved one.

The glamping spot is located in Pescadero, a little seaside town where you can enjoy the pristine beaches and visit local eateries.

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If you stay here, you should take the time to explore Pescadero somewhere along Highway 1. It's so easy to miss but makes a great day trip or weekend getaway. There are beaches but I recommend visiting downtown Pescadero and the local farms around the area. It's a quaint small town with vintage accents everywhere and plenty of historical significance. Most of all, it made me feel like this place was unreal, something that was put together by the folks at Universal Studios.

You can’t say no to a lemon+berry pie while here—especially not at the famed Pie Ranch. Also go to Pigeon Point Lighthouse and have lunch at Duarte’s Tavern, a 4th generation family business that once operated as a Saloon. Try their Soup Latte and artichoke+green chili half and half.

Looking for more to do in the area? Check out Janice's suggested itinerary here: https://wheresjanice.com/pescadero-weekend-itinerary/

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Pescadero, California, United States
5.92 km (3.7 mi) from Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
97 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful decor king size bed with tons of blankets and a nice heater
glamping in pescadero at the venture lodge or stylish camping with a frig and an amazing bed
janelle is friendly and responsive
janelle and matt were both helpful and accommodating
and so helpful with my dogs
great spot all in all based on its location to surrounding area
lovely tent and a beautiful location
cool location lot's of great parks nearby
i appreciated the beautiful surroundings and proximity to the local state park
really nice place to get away and relax within a short drive from sf
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4. Comfortable yurt in a peaceful setting

There’s a lot to love about this cozy waterfront yurt in Alameda. Its prime location puts you close to bus lines and ferry services to San Francisco, yet its serene atmosphere is perfect if you wish to escape the city’s hustle and bustle. This retreat nestled in a quiet street is also accessible to parks and trails. Bikes are available for guests who want to explore the area.

For simple meal preparation, the basic kitchenette is equipped with a microwave, a Keurig coffee machine, a small fridge, and silverware. There’s also a speaker and some books to keep you occupied. A private courtyard fitted with a bathroom and shower is at your disposal too.

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Alameda, California, United States
66.98 km (41.7 mi) from Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
502 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outdoor shower was invigorating with views of stunning hanging flowers above
bed was extra comfortable with lots of blankets
it is relatively comfortable for a sofa-bed
the place was perfect – cozy private and very relaxing
super hot shower on cold mornings or evenings
ethan is an amazing host
ethan was a great host and he definitely created something magical with this yurt
ethan is a great host really welcoming and helpful
ethan's yurt is a one of a kind place
craig and ethan are awesome and very helpful
the location is great and close to many attractions
public transportation is close by and easy to use
super close to oakland and san francisco
the location is fantastic and ethan has been very accommodating
great weekend getaway so peaceful but within walking distance to shops and restaurants
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5. Spacious retreat in a lovely garden (from USD 199)

Adorned with intricately designed Moroccan rugs, several glass windows, and wooden floors, this luxury yurt in Santa Cruz will give you a boho vibe. Glamp in style as you take a breather on the patio while enjoying a barbecue cookout or just soak in the blissful nature views while sipping a glass of wine with your companion. Here, you’ll also find a stocked kitchenette for whipping up some snacks.

You can even bring your four-legged friends to this tranquil place in the midst of a private garden.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
25.43 km (15.8 mi) from Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
245 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Yurt 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was comfortable with a view out to a lovely garden
it was clean roomy and comfortable and met all of our expectations
peter the host was friendly and helpful
peter was the consummate host accessible and helpful
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Commune with nature near Half Moon Bay

Beautiful beaches, breathtaking views, and vibrant local culture make Half Moon Bay worth visiting. Fall in love with the beauty of nature and book one of the best glamping spots listed above for a relaxing getaway near the coastal city.

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