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Pescadero Beach

Address: Pescadero Road, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 916-653-6995
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Ranked #3 of 32 Activities in Half Moon Bay
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English first
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113 reviews 113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The views are breathtaking at this beach. There are all sorts of interesting trails to explore by the cliffs and by the shore. It is a place that you could spend many hours exploring. I didn't want to leave! It is a place that I will visit over and over again. Highly recommended!

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USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Easy access to the beach from an ample parking lot. Rest rooms. Wonderful place to enjoy Northern California beach. Great place to fly a kite. Waves were too big on the day we were there for little children.

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CA
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178 reviews 178 reviews
49 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great place to stop for photos. Heading down toward Santa Cruz all the places to pull off and stop or take a picture seemed to have $8 fees. So since two of the places we drove into had rangers collecting the fee boxes and checking cars we decided not to risk getting out to take pictures. But this place has... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As I've traveled up the California coast from the south towards San Francisco, it is interesting to note the change in geology of the coast on the surf line. Big Sur and Monterey is very rocky and craggy, but as you head north towards here, the countryside changes to a very sandy dune-type of environment, with lots of local farms... More 

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Redwood City, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As you drive to Pescadero Beach you can stop in the quaint little town just a few streets long. You have a small store with a restaurant counter that services brick oven cooked pizza or have one of their sandwiches. Often we get a pizza and take a sandwich to split later on our drive. Next to that is a... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went to this beach with friends (one of them got his car) and we had a long drive adjacent to the pacific. A very nice view throughout with mountains and trees on one side and sea on the other. The Pescadero beach is a calm beach with no parking charges for vehicles (some of the others charge 10$ for parking).... More 

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Livermore, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The rugged CA coastline can be seen here, and experienced. It's part of the beach is part of a great trip which could include stopping to eat at Duartes in Pescadero or hiking in Purissima. The beach has non-flush toilets, so beware. Parking is convenient. The beach itself offers places to relax, explore, and climb. Our two boys loved looking... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

lots of beach to enjoy. Not as crowded as many of the others along the coast. Also visited in the evening as the fog rolled in. Lovely walking area.

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Livermore, California
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27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great sandstone cliffs surround the two ends of the beach. Nice curving beach with average waves. Easy to get to and usually parking is available. Several porta-potties and garbage cans make the day convenient. The Pescadero River empties into the ocean at the site and the beach is wide for kite flying, walking, running, and playing with ball. A great... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We always stop here when on the coast. Great views and a good beach. It's a good place to beachcomb.

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