Enjoy this birding hotspot, terrific views of the coastline and migrating whales (if you're lucky).
When you visit Wavecrest Open Space, look out for whales, harbor seals, pelicans, and hawks.
In January 2008, POST entered into a three-year option to purchase and protect 206-acre Wavecrest, an extraordinary natural, recreational and scenic resource for Half Moon Bay and the entire coastside.
There are many reasons why POST saved Wavecrest, including to safeguard the region’s most important raptor wintering grounds and protect sweeping ocean views and coastal landscape. POST also had a vision to preserve Half Moon Bay’s last undeveloped land bridge from Highway 1 to the sea, as well as create a California Coastal Trail segment and connections to other protected lands.
The purchase of Wavecrest exemplifies what POST does best—moving quickly to save land when the opportunity arises and working with willing sellers in the interest of the public good. As we enter into a planning stage to help us determine the long-range use of the property, we look forward to working with community members, city officials, public agency partners, the Coastside Land Trust, private donors and all others committed to charting Wavecrest’s future for the benefit of all.