Pescadero State 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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  • When you are driving down the 101 in California, first of all head south so the beaches are on your side of the road, secondly plan ahead for slow traffic, but most importantly pick your choices to st...  more »
  • This is absolutely a great and quite beach. with a combination of sand and rock which make it more beautiful. we saw some crabs there and made sand castle!!! Everything is OK there except the traffic!...  more »
  • This beach is great! If you're in the bay area, and want a beach day, this is the one I'd recommend. It has perfect golden-white sand depending on the part of the beach, and is pretty long, so there w...  more »

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