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Pescadero Beach

Pescadero Road, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
916-653-6995
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Redwood City, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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8 reviews 8 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This park has good restrooms (a plus) and easy parking. There are grills for cooking and when the tide is low, there are lots of tide pools with starfish, anemones, and other sea creatures. I like to walk the coastline and then flop down and eat a picnic. The water is not good for swimming. However, in January I have... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

When I moved to California, this beach was my first to really stand out to me. Wonderful rock formations, a few tide pools, and an island that you can reach during low tide. It is fun for trips just to stare at the ocean, or show kids some small marine life.

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