Description - Pescadero State Beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities.
Copyright: - California State Parks
Aerial view of Pescadero State Beach
- Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists. The Reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes and skunks.
Recreation - Fishing, hiking, picnicking and wildlife viewing are popular at this beach.Dogs are prohibited on the beach and in the Natural Preserve at all times.
Please, NO beach fires are allowed.Please refrain from removing shells, driftwood, and other natural beach features. Fireworks are prohibited.
Climate - Climate in the San Francisco-Bay area varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.
The beach is located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 30 miles south of San Francisco on Highway One.