Just 5 minutes south of downtown Half Moon Bay is Poplar Beach. It's a long stretch of beach that feels quite private, more private than Lindamar if you're looking to get away from the crowd. There is plenty of parking, and dogs are allowed on a leash. I noticed a few artifacts left behind by man built fires along the walls, sheltered from the coastal winds. I'm assuming bonfires are ok here. If you're on a motorcycle I bet you can set up camp unoticed.
The view from the cliff before the climb down is a sight to take in, light brisk wind and salty air makes for good meditation. If you make a trip out here be sure to take a photo with that beached turquoise ship. I wonder if it still floats.
The surf doesn't look so good, but I'll have to check on a bigger day, today the waves were mostly flat all along the coast anyway. From what I can tell, it's a beach break.