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Address: Pescadero Road, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 916-653-6995
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Scenic beach along the PCH

Great beach for walking and enjoyimg the beautiful scenery and the powerful Pacific Ocean. Great phot opportumity.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
Fort Myers, Florida
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

When I went to Pescadero Beach, it was impossible to get to the sea 😕 And it looked like it's been that way for a while... The place looked quite littéred too😕 I would not recommend this one, there are much better beaches close by, like Cowell Ranch, wich, by the way, offers free parking.

Thank Claude C
Fort Myers, Florida
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109 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great beach for walking and enjoyimg the beautiful scenery and the powerful Pacific Ocean. Great phot opportumity.

Thank flzdmpm03
San Jose, California
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The drive from San Jose to Pescadero is nice! The beaches are calm, no dirty on the sand like Santa Cruz, the water is cold as any from Pacific. I visited Pescadero about 3 times and become our favorite beach.

Thank RafaelCFerreira
Niceville, Florida
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92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We love Pescadero Beach, its never crowded and always beautiful. Go into Pescadero, a really quaint little village a few miles inland, buy some fresh bread, a bottle of local wine and maybe some of the locally produced goat cheese and then go enjoy the beach. For lunch or dinner go back into town and enjoy a great meal at... More 

1 Thank Smith61
new york, ny
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

My husband and I stopped by here before heading to the SJC airport; It's a beautiful beach, but watch out for horse poop! I'm not sure if this is the norm, but when we went, and there was poop on the trails and beach, and certain areas reeked. Pets are allowed, so there were dogs running around everywhere. There are... More 

Thank m d
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice trail around the marsh, but poison oak is everywhere along the sides of the trail. Don't take this walk unless you know how to identify and avoid poison oak.

1 Thank sdtravelertoo
Foster City, California
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209 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The northern end of Pescadero beach is a set of large sand dunes worth visiting. Then it opens up where the creek comes through (at some tides you can hike back into the creek/pond area East of the highway). Then a sandstone headland that is picturesque in that it has a lovely little cave/hole right through to the ocean! That... More 

2 Thank Bart C
San Francisco, Ca
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93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Pescadero Beach is a beautiful white sand beach. It is adjacent to Pescadero Marsh which has 297 types of birds that fly by and migrate thru each year. The lagoon used to have whales in it 100 years ago but siltation caused by development has filled in the lagoon so that is no longer possible. Great Taqueria at the corner... More 

4 Thank GaryW
Spring, Texas
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149 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a beautiful beach with high bluffs. Lots of wading birds if you like to watch birds. it was fairly empty when we went which was during the week.

Thank Anne T
Mantorville, Minnesota
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fantastic stopping point on the way to Santa Cruz. The beach is nice and it's fun to watch the waves hitting the rocks.

Thank rmpeterson2

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