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Address: 16 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 650-879-2170
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Nice Place to See Birds and Marsh Area - Part of Pescadero State Beach

This is a nice marsch area to see animals such as deer and birds. it is part of the Pescadero State Beach area. It is very pretty in its own right. There are sometimes ranger... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2014
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a nice marsch area to see animals such as deer and birds. it is part of the Pescadero State Beach area. It is very pretty in its own right. There are sometimes ranger led tours of the marsch area.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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