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Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

16 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
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Ranked #16 of 20 attractions in Half Moon Bay
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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Foster City, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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301 reviews 301 reviews
140 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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