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Pescadero Beach

Pescadero Road, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
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146 reviews 146 reviews
37 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
43 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Bangalore, India
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Foster City, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

From the dunes in the north with the "hole in the rock" cave, to the volcanic cliffs and the rocks, this is a great spot to wander or just sit and enjoy the view. Lovely area of the San Mateo coast, and very accessible. Several parking lots, though not enough near the dune area. Do pay attention to tides and... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Daily walk is highly recommended here. Sand, surf, ocean - what else to concentrate on? Water is quite cold (10-13C), so swimming is for trained ones.

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