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El Granada, California

Welcome to El Granada

Overlooking picturesque beaches and rugged coastal bluffs, El Granada is a quaint destination that enjoys the best of northern California's weather and natural beauty. This charming seaside community sits on the western edge of the San Francisco Bay, just 25 miles south of San Francisco, 45 miles north of Santa Cruz and 40 miles northwest of San Jose. Both residents and visitors enjoy not only the sandy retreats of El Granada, but also the close proximity to the beautiful beaches and sparkling coves of Montara, Moss Beach and Half Moon Bay, El Granada's neighboring towns.

El Granada serves as a coastal retreat for anyone looking for respite from the high-tech lifestyle and on-the-go world of Silicon Valley. Quaint bed & breakfasts, outdoor activities, wellness centers and delicious restaurants make El Granada ideal for vacations centered around peaceful living.

El Granada Hotels

If waking up to coastal breezes and the sound of waves breaking on the sand seems like a dream, then hotels in El Granada are a dream come true. El Granada is home to hotels of the gentlest kind; soothing destinations like the Pacific Victorian Bed & Breakfast and Pillar Point Inn sit above the bay and offer a small-town sense of home not found in larger, flashier destinations. The Harbor View Inn and Rose Cottage by the Beach are also popular among surfers who wish to rise early and catch the best waves.

El Granada Restaurants

Hot bowls of clam chowder, fresh clams and deftly prepared seafood dishes are a specialty in restaurants in El Granada. Like all coastal towns, El Granada enjoys providing the flavors of the sea to the multitudes of visitors seeking solace on the sandy shores. Local favorites include the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company and Sam's Chowder House. Folks who aren't fans of seafood needn't worry, though, there are also a variety of restaurants serving excellent cuisine that doesn't depend on the ocean; Café Gibraltar is popular for its authentic Mediterranean fare.

El Granada Travel and Attractions

In addition to some of the best surfing in the world, El Granada offers a variety of attractions for anyone who wants to enjoy the coast and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can charter a boat with Huli Cat to go fishing or whale watching, or they can indulge in a thrilling sea-kayaking experience with Half Moon Bay Kayak. The mountainous areas surrounding the town of El Granada, CA also provide endless opportunities for hiking and taking in the most beautiful ocean sunsets.

El Granada Real Estate

From vacation homes to permanent homes, real estate in El Granada offers seaside living at it's best. Residents enjoy beautiful weather and ocean breezes year round, as well as a stunning array of outdoor activities. Coastal real estate in El Granada has managed to remain outside of the San Francisco Bay Area housing bubble, so anyone looking for homes for sale in El Granada can reap the benefits of less expensive coastal homes than most other seaside towns.