Or, should I say the lack of it. In February, when much of the nation is entrenched is sub-zero temperatures, ice-covered side walks, and multiple layers of foul-weather gear, SF-Bay Area folks head to the beach. One of our favorites is Pescadero State Beach in Half Moon Bay. Thirty miles south of SF, Half Moon Bay is the quintessential sleepy NorCal coastal town. A lovely drive down Route 1 with the grand Pacific beside you, Half Moon Bay is a perfect day trip for locals, tourists, and of course, our furry friends.