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Pescadero Beach, Half Moon Bay

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Pescadero State Beach 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.Characteristics Three separate parking areas/units: North Pescadero, Middle/Central Pescadero, and South Pescadero. Of the three only North Pescadero has a self-registered parking fee. Considered a self-registered fee area, there is a kiosk which is staffed during summer months. Mile long beach, connects to northern beaches (depends on tide levels - be careful): Pomponio State Beach and San Gregorio State Beach. Nature preserve. The reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kite, deer, raccoon, fox, skunk, barn swallow, and weasel. Changing weather. Always bring a jacket. No dogs on beach. No camping. No beach fires. Includes hiking trails and easy access to the beach. Also hosts a natural marsh and wetlands to the south-east of North Pescadero and the north-east of Middle Pescadero.
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  • i stopped off for a short stay to have a walk along the path with beautiful views its worth visiting the rockpools and viewing the living ocean theres plenty of wildlife to see i only wished i had mor...  more »
  • The water along this beach is plenty cold. Simply fantastic views and if you are lucky ( as we were) you'll be blessed with a good fortune to see a few whales breaching and dolphins jumping. There is ...  more »
  • It's definitely one of the beautiful beaches I've been to! Big waves, fantastic scenery!! This beach is quiet and peaceful. Also there are a lot of dolphins ))  more »