Weather, Traffic and Features


Our coastside communities offer a great varity of activities for their residents. Fresh air, ocean breezes, and year round moderate temperate temperatures prevail. There are activities to suit all interests:

  • Bike paths
  • Horse trails
  • Sailing, surfing
  • Fishing, hiking trails
  • An active senior center
  • Theater groups
  • Coffee and expresso shops
  • Fine dining
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Quaint shopping along Main Street in Half Moon Bay
  • Staying at one of the many inviting Bed and Breakfast Inns.

From preschoolers to seniors, Coastside involvement is demonstrated throughout the community.

Climate and Temperature

Coastal temperatures range between an average high of 64 degrees and an average low of 48 degrees with extremes a rarity that the farmers and nurserymen have relied on since the early 1800s. Plants and people thrive on the balance of sun, mild temperatures, and moisture. Coastal fog is common, with our best weather "Indian summer style" from mid-August through October. It may surprise you that the Coastside gets less fog than San Francisco, Marin, and Monterey. As you move inland over the skyline ridge, the temperatures increase in the warmer part of the year and decrease in the cooler part.

Commute Information

City/Area Distance Non-Rush Hour
Rush Hour
San Mateo 12 miles 18 minutes 24 minutes
Palo Alto 22 miles 29 minutes 35 minutes
San Francisco 28 miles 37 minutes 47 minutes
Silicon Valley 32 miles 43 minutes 53 minutes

Go Coastal With Ara!