Pescadero SB

State Beach

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. The Reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes and skunks.

The beach is located 14.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway One.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing
The weather can be changeable; layered clothing is recommended.

Dogs are prohibited on the beach and in the Natural Preserve at all times.

Where Can I Take My Dog

Please, NO beach fires are allowed.

Please refrain from removing shells, driftwood, and other natural beach features.  Fireworks are prohibited.

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Day-use Area 8:00am to Sunset

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (650) 879-2170

  • Region

    San Francisco Bay Area


    San Mateo

  • Purchase Annual Passes



Operating Hours

Day-use Area
8:00am to Sunset