Half Moon Bay, a Hidden Gem

Sometimes one doesn’t need to travel far to have a wonderful time.  In case you didn’t know, Half Moon Bay is a year-round hidden treasure.  With its beautiful coastline, lovely downtown area with shopping and delicious restaurants, you’re in paradise.   Both Nevra and I enjoy spending time in Half Moon Bay.

First our favorite gallery in downtown Half Moon Bay (HMB) is Mirada on Main Street Art Gallery where Beksan Designs’ jewelry is often on display. Customers are drawn to our unique, handcrafted jewelry and gratefully our culturally inspired jewelry is very well received.  Most popular at this show are our natural gemstone pieces, set in 24kt gold fill or sterling silver. 

We love to go to dinner at the Turkish restaurant, Ciya, on Half Moon Bay’s Main Street.  It’s delicious and we get to speak Turkish with the owner too.  Reminds us so much of our lovely meals together in Istanbul.  We shared chicken shish kabob last time we went, vegetables, and Meyla’s favorite, spinach borek!  We highly recommend it: https://www.ciyahmb.com/

Another popular restaurant that Meyla and her family really enjoy is Pasta Moon https://www.pastamoon.com/, a wonderful and delicious Italian restaurant, also conveniently located on Half Moon Bay’s Main Street.  

Lodging tip: The Cypress Inn is ideal to capture the beauty Half Moon Bay has to offer: https://www.cypressinn.com/

Of course, whenever we go out, we enjoy wearing our favorite Beksan Designs’ pieces.  When out to dinner at Ciya, Nevra chose to wear our ½ hoop crystal inlay earrings set in sterling silver which complemented her evil eye sapphire necklace. Meyla had on layered necklaces, our gold bead bracelet and stacking rings

Check them out here:


Gold Filled Bead Bracelet Small/Medium Beads


The next tip is a beautiful morning bike ride along the Half Moon Bay coast.  We so enjoy seeing the ocean, horseback riders, natural foliage, and stunning wildflowers.  

As you know, nature inspires our jewelry, think Tree of Life earrings, bracelet, and necklace.  

tree of life hook bracelet

Tree of Life Bracelet Silver Hook & Eye Closure


Tree of Life Necklace Gold

Whether you want something dainty or are looking to make a statement, our jewelry is designed for travelers who want something special.  

Beksan Designs has events regularly at “Mirada on Main Street Art Gallery” in Half Moon Bay.  Come visit us there or at another upcoming event, https://beksandesigns.com/pages/events.  

Wherever your summer travels take you, we hope you’ll take a piece of Beksan Designs jewelry with you.  Check out our handcrafted stylish rings, bracelets, necklaces, and earrings online or make a personal shopping appointment with meyla@beksandesigns.com

Happy Summer!!


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