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Spacious, Bright and Airy Studio on the Coast
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Outdoor Lounge w/ Relaxing & Chic Ambiance
  • $441/hr
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Private Ranch with Stunning Views
  • $150/hr
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A Vibrant Bay Area Restaurant in Half Moon Bay (FULL BUY OUT)
  • $1200/hr
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Welcoming Huge Outdoor Patio In Halfmoon Bay
  • $80/hr
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Marine Rustic Building Distillery
  • $441/hr
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Frequently Asked Questions about Filming venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Half Moon Bay?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Half Moon Bay on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Half Moon Bay?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Half Moon Bay at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Filming locations are available in Half Moon Bay?
Right now, there are 13 Filming locations available in Half Moon Bay.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Half Moon Bay bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Half Moon Bay guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Half Moon Bay locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Half Moon Bay?
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Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Half Moon Bay booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Half Moon Bay?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Half Moon Bay is $407 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Half Moon Bay?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Filming locations in Half Moon Bay, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $80 to $1200.
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About Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is home to Mavericks, the big wave surf spot that is famous for the rides and wipe-outs that have occurred there over the years. Although Mavericks is worthy of all the fame and notoriety it has, there is more to Half Moon Bay than just a surf spot.

The city is south of San Francisco in Northern California and gets its name from the crescent shape of the coast. It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise with multiple beaches, trails, events, and live music. It began as an agricultural town and is now a vibrant community, home to businesses, a diverse population, and picturesque views.

Filming Options in Half Moon Bay

One visit and you will understand why filming in Half Moon Bay is so popular. The scenic beauty of the area and moderate climate lend themselves to year-round work. The city has a lot to offer – and the proximity to San Francisco is a bonus that makes it even easier to work here. Many companies are available to meet the needs of filming operations in the area.

  • Catering
    Restaurants and catering are probably the strongest features that Half Moon Bay, California has, aside from outdoor recreation. The city knows how to make mouth-watering food that satisfies anyone. There are numerous options, and all catering companies operate with the highest quality standards and customer service.

  • Furniture Rentals
    A city with a vibrant tourism industry understands changing furniture needs and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Half Moon Bay. Companies operating in the area to fulfill the needs of businesses, homes, and projects such as filming. The proximity to San Francisco means these companies also have access to whatever furniture you need.

  • Transportation
    Transportation logistics are enough to make any filming project throw in the planning towel. That’s where transportation companies come in – they can handle the logistics from start to finish, freeing up your time to focus on the things that really matter.

Filming Companies in Half Moon Bay

Filming in Half Moon Bay is perfect with the companies there that understand the demands of production and are adept at meeting any request in any circumstances. They operate with the highest levels of professionalism to allow you to focus on the job at hand.

  • Cooking for Friends
    Richard Poncini is a chef for hire who prepares custom meals for events while guests watch or have it ready to eat when everyone is done working. He’s catered everything from backyard barbecues to filming events and weddings. The menu is sure to have your mouth watering before you finish selecting your choices.

  • A Festive Affaire Party Rentals
    A Festive Affaire Party Rentals may have earned their name providing items for weddings, but don’t let the name fool you. They can help with all your furniture needs and the tents provide an excellent staging area at outdoor locations or as a dining space. The family-owned and operated business ensure that their clients have everything needed.

  • Cloud 9 Limo
    Cloud 9 Limo and their chauffeurs understand that each customer wants and need to be treated as an individual and pride themselves on customer service. The impeccable cars are always clean and well-maintained, and ready to solve any travel logistics your filming operation has. The combination of service and values means everyone feels like a VIP when they’re working with Cloud 9 Limo.

Pros and Cons of Filming Options in Half Moon Bay

Like any town, there are pros and cons of filming in Half Moon Bay. The decision of whether to film here or not will depend on the specific needs of your project and personal preference. Weigh the pros and cons and make an informed choice.


  • Stunning beauty
    Beautiful beaches, big waves, nature, and an architecturally pleasing city make the beauty in Half Moon Bay, California an attractive feature as a filming option. Numerous films and other productions have taken place here. It’s also a popular location for destination weddings, romantic getaways, and writer’s retreats because of the stunning beauty of the area.

  • Big city amenities in a small city feel
    With a mere 25 miles separating Half Moon Bay from San Francisco, you have all the amenities of a big city while maintaining the small city feel. The infrastructure in the city is tied to the coastline, and access from major highways and through San Francisco makes travel easy.

  • Mild weather
    Northern California is a sought-after destination because of the mild weather, and Half Moon Bay, California is one of those cities that benefits from the Mediterranean climate. It’s rare to have extremely hot or cold weather, making this a fantastic place to film, visit, or live.


  • Sea level rise
    Half Moon Bay’s location on the California coastline is somewhat precarious because of sea-level rise. A study of the area found that over 100 buildings could be susceptible to damage and ruin because of this. The city is taking steps to plan for, adapt, and mitigate climate change.

  • Congestion
    Traffic can get a bit heavy in Half Moon Bay, California, especially during the normal commute times. Let’s face it, this is a problem throughout California and all cities, but it’s one of those disadvantages that is frequently mentioned by those living and working in the area.

  • Limited nightlife
    The city is known for its outdoor locations, and that reputation translates to nightlife options too; there aren’t that many. There are a lot of good restaurants in Half Moon Bay, California, but there are fewer choices when it comes to evening entertainment.

Famous Locations in Half Moon Bay

  • Mavericks
    Yes, there is more to Half Moon Bay, California than the surfing, but really, you can’t visit the city without visiting Mavericks. There are places to view the surf at Mavericks from a safe distance. Of course, if you’re a surfer, that’s an option too and surf equipment can be rented. The surfers are there year-round, but the best waves are generally from September through April.

  • California Coastal Trail
    The California Coastal Trail will be a continuous 1,230-mile trail from Oregon to Mexico when it’s fully complete and connected. Part of that trail is in Half Moon Bay and offers some fantastic hikes along the shoreline and the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The Devil’s Slide Trail is a rail to trail along the seaside cliffs and is known as the edge of the world; it has stunning views and is worthy of any hiking bucket list.

  • Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park
    Pigeon Point Lighthouse has the distinction of being one of the tallest lighthouses in the United States at 115 feet. It was first used in 1872 and is still an active lighthouse, maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard to guide boats and ships. The shoreline at Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park is an excellent vantage point to view seals and whales out in the ocean.