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Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

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Lovely place for a quiet hike

Love that place. It’s very quiet. You can enjoy a quick or longer stroll in nature. The hike is... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2018
La Paz, Mexico
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Four Bird-Watching Trails

This is a nearly level marsh adjacent to the ocean. Bring binoculars! Water birds (ducks, etc... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2016
San Francisco, CA
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Jun 18, 2018
“Lovely place for a quiet hike ”
Mar 11, 2016
“Four Bird-Watching Trails”
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Love that place. It’s very quiet. You can enjoy a quick or longer stroll in nature. The hike is very easy and there tons of little spot to just enjoy a picnic.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MimiWahinee
Reviewed March 11, 2016

This is a nearly level marsh adjacent to the ocean. Bring binoculars! Water birds (ducks, etc.) were very skittish the day I visited. I hiked the packed dirt Butano Trail. Trails are accessed from Pescadero State Beach on opposite side of highway, or a dirt...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Saganorth
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This is an actual marshland with lots of birds and if you are lucky you might see a seal or otter. You can meander through the marsh at a nice pace.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank legsbell
Reviewed September 2, 2015

All of my life I have visited this beach. I have memories of my dad taking me here as a young boy. Its just as beautiful today as it was back then. The winter storms constantly redesign what is already perfect. We all have our...More

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank ClaytonGush
Reviewed August 2, 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.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank mini
Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank OldeBear
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.

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank lov2wonder
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.

Date of experience: April 2013
2  Thank Bart C
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.

Date of experience: February 2014
Thank Rafael B
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...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank debrick79
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