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Pescadero State Beach, Half Moon Bay

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Pescadero State Beach (English: fisherman 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.
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  • This is one of the beaches we stopped at as we were headed out for our hike. The view from up on the ridge was lovely. Foggy day so few people around. 
    This is one of the beaches we stopped at as we were headed out for our hike. The view from up on the ridge was lovely. Foggy day so few people around.  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »
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  • Lovely white sand beach, white caps, easy access, parking and bathrooms.
  • My favorite place on the California coast since I was a teenager (loooong time). Whether I'm capturing photons, sitting in my Jeep reading, waiting for sunset or just taking a rest break while on a coast drive.

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