Dungeness crab season is back ‘yall and we’ve had crab on the brain in a big way. Last week we decided take a drive down to Pillar Point Harbor, just south of San Francisco near Half Moon Bay, to check out the scene. It’s a really fun place to visit because it’s a busy, working harbor and during crab season you’ll see a whole lot of crab boats loaded up with gear, and fishermen coming and going. As boats come in, you’ll probably also see pelicans, seagulls and sea lions tailing behind hoping for a snack.
There are a few places right in the harbor to grab breakfast or lunch and be sure to stop by Mavericks Surf Shop to check out the big wave boards. And if you have time to make a whole day of it, there are tons trails and beaches to explore nearby. We like Half Moon Bay’s Purisma Creek Redwoods because it offers easy, kid-friendly hiking and excellent banana slug viewing on misty days.
But don’t take my word for it. Click on the photo to hear Luca’s narrated slideshow of our Pillar Point Harbor Tour. Now all I need is my husband’s grandmother’s cioppino recipe!
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