Pacifica State Beach

Phone Number

(650) 738-7381

Park Hours

The park is for day use only
and closes at sundown.

Dogs Allowed?


Driving Directions to Pacifica SB

The beach is located off Highway 1 in Pacifica at 5000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044
From San Francisco:
Highway 1 South – The parking lot is just south of Crespi Drive in Pacifica. Beach will be on your right side.
From Half Moon Bay:
Take Highway 1 North – Make a U-turn at Crespi Drive in Pacifica. The beach will be on your right side.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Beach Area
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible

Looking for your next adventure?

California State Parks Backpacking Adventures offers naturalist-led backpacking trips through the Santa Cruz Mountains each summer. Online registration opens March 1 at 9am. 

Artists, we have a special backpacking trip option for you: the Big Basin Artabout! Ten artists will be chosen to particpate in the first backpacking trip in Big Basin since the CZU Lightning Complex Fire on June 3-4, 2023. Artists will recieve a $2500 stipend and will create an artistic piece in the medium of their choice inspired by the trip to be displayed in the park! The deadline to apply is April 28, 2023. For more information, visit the Big Basin Artabout website

Please be advised, Pacifica SB is one of the few California State Parks that does not accept the Annual Day Use Pass.

This is a wide crescent-shaped beach located off Highway 1 in downtown Pacifica that marks the northern gateway to the coastline stretching south of San Francisco.

The City of Pacifica operates Pacifica SB -- please visit their website for additional information.