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Pescadero Beach

Pescadero Road, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 916-653-6995
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We go there every year on New Year's day

Easy to get down to the beach. Clean beach. Usual beach bathrooms (ugh). I like this beach much... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2013
san francisco
the perfect Nor Cal beach

a great place to experience the Pacific Ocean without crowds, dogs or commercialism; spent many... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2013
Alameda, California
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Pescadero Road, Highway One, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 916-653-6995
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Easy to get down to the beach. Clean beach. Usual beach bathrooms (ugh). I like this beach much better than Half Moon Bay or San Gregorio, much cleaner, and easier to get down to the beach.

Thank aatimes2
Reviewed 14 January 2013

a great place to experience the Pacific Ocean without crowds, dogs or commercialism; spent many hours here with my young children and husband; a wonderful day trip from the pressures of city life

1  Thank mcalamonaci
Reviewed 13 January 2013

Never fails to please. But remember sunscreen, shovels, buckets, something waterproof to sit on, sweaters, and a camera.

1  Thank Bobbie202
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Pescadero Beach is beautiful. I highly recommend to travel to Pescadero and enjoy the Pacific coast scenery. Lot's of things to see. Enjoy!

1  Thank art11
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Very nice beach if you have to be in the area but there are a lot more scenic ones a lot closer both north and south of San Francisco.

1  Thank JustOrdinaryJoe
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Not very crowded so you can spend a relaxed day at the beach.The sand is not filthy.Love the waves there too. Take some food as there are no onsite eating places.

1  Thank MMAGIX
Reviewed 11 November 2012

i always prefer to confront myself with vastness of mother nature to remind me i am nothing and what good my ego is for (if i have any :)) Its one of the beaches where you can be just yourself irrespective of your age, run...More

1  Thank PooranPanwar
Reviewed 7 November 2012

I passed by car traveling to Palo Alto from San Francisco, and I found the place really cool. It looked like very relaxing. I didn’t enjoy more because the weather wasn’t good.

Thank Igor_Brazil
Reviewed 31 October 2012

Be sure to visit the Pescadero fruit stand,. they have the most amazing selection of dried beans,. and a small group of animals for the kids to see., They at the correct time of the year also allow u_Pick., The beach is very nice to...More

Thank val g
Reviewed 29 October 2012

Relaxing... getting a bit packed... It is always beautiful, but... choose the right time to go... if you like to be relaxed...

Thank Munki888
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