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Pescadero State Beach
Location San Mateo County, California
Nearest city Pescadero, California
Coordinates 37°15′43″N 122°24′48″W / 37.26194°N 122.41333°W / 37.26194; -122.41333Coordinates: 37°15′43″N 122°24′48″W / 37.26194°N 122.41333°W / 37.26194; -122.41333
Governing body California Department of Parks and Recreation


Pescadero State Beach (meaning "the place to fish" in Spanish) is a beach located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 1.5 miles east of Pescadero off State Route 1, 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.

Pesacdero marsh located across Highway 1 from the middle and northern beaches

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, although 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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