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Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

16 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
650-879-2170
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Half Moon Bay
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches
Most recent review
- Jul 25, 2014
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Hamden, Connecticut
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137 reviews 137 reviews
33 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The beach had loads of seals hauled out and sunning themselves. This is a great place to take the kids.

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Pacifica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very natural & unspoilt. We have seen herons & snakes there, wonderful!! If you appreciate ht beauty of nature & don't need man made attractions, this is the place to go.

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Foster City, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
57 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A real marshland. When the wild mustard is in bloom it's lovelly. I never found it a great place to hike, just a place to look at from the various road vantage points at times.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I couldn't find the Pescadero State Beach page on Trip Advisor but the marsh is part of the park. In one word, this beach views are "amazing". You can climb down onto the beach from the north side parking lot.

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Glendora, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a nice walk, but parked in the dirt lot on the way to Pescadero. The trail from there dead ended instead of making a loop. It would have been better if we had started on the ocean side-later we saw that the trail from there was better marked. The marsh itself is beautiful and we lots of interesting... More

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Lexington MA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We read about the marsh and had clear directions but still had trouble finding it (it's just across the highway from Pescadero Beach). Though we were attracted by the bird-watching possibilities, we actually saw only a few birds on our visit. Nonetheless we enjoyed our visit, thanks to the extensive variety of plant life and the serenity of the place.... More

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Felton, California
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314 reviews 314 reviews
144 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wonderful place to walk thru the marsh. Much different from your normal walk/hike. Lots if birds and scrubby plant life. A very pleasant and peaceful walk. Mostly , you may be the only folks there. If you park on CA 1 to endter, you can come out on Pescadero Rd about a mile from your car and follow the road... More

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San Francisco, Ca
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

197 different kinds of birds fly by. 300 acre marsh with trails. magical !

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