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Pescadero State Beach, Half Moon Bay

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Beach · Nature / Park
Pescadero State Beach (meaning "the place to fish" in Spanish) is alongside State Route 1, located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 1.5 miles west of the city of Pescadero in San Mateo County, California.

The beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities. Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists.

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  • I've been here before and was just here again today. A bit chilly and windy, this beach has so much beauty and character. Paths, rocks, seashells, tide pools, crabs, harbor seals, and...  more »
  • Lies along Pacific Coastline, Pescadero State Beach is reachable via State Route 1. It is about a mile-long shoreline connecting to San Gregorio and Pomponio state beaches. During low tides and calm.....  more »
  • Great place come see for yourself be cautious of the waves never turn your back on the Sea can be lots of fun jus be cautious love it .
  • Stopped by to walk on beach. Sunny day and few people. Beach is lovely with lots of driftwood and birds!!
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