On Day 2 of a Pacific Coast Highway road trip, I left San Francisco early in the morning and headed south. I had a full day of exploration in mind and was open to stopping at as many places along the way as possible.
I was leaning on the trusty AllTrails app yet again, and the first area/city that showed some promise was, Half Moon Bay, CA. I searched a few different trails and eventually chose the "Southern Beaches at San Gregorio State Beach." I continued down Highway 1 and captured a few roadside shots of the water just outside of Daly City:
A few more minutes along the PCH and I arrived. There was something mystical about the beach. It was vast. A lot of California beaches are vast, but there was something different going on here. I think it was the contrast of textures, scales, and the uniqueness of the bluffs. There were very tall, jagged, rough bluffs lining a smooth, untouched beach. I felt small, and it all felt like something of another world. A few birds populated the area, and I enjoyed my short stroll along the water (where I would inevitably leave my footprints.):