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Pacifica State Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

5000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044, USA


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About Pacifica State Beach

Pacifica State Beach is the southernmost of Pacifica, California's large beaches. It is a 0.75-mile-long crescent-shaped beach located at the mouth of the San Pedro Valley. It is one of the most popular beginner surfing spots in the San Francisco area. Pacifica State Beach provides habitat for the western snowy plover, a shorebird which is designated as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Attractions Near Pacifica State Beach

Pacifica State Beach
Pacifica State Beach 0.17km from Pacifica State Beach

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. It is one of the most popular beginner surfing spots in the San Francisco area. Among surfers it is commonly known as Linda Mar Beach because it fronts Pacifica's Linda Mar subdivision.

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach1.39km from Pacifica State Beach

Rockaway Beach is a popular brown colored sandy beach in Pacifica. Its narrow strand, crashing surf and dramatic headlands makes it a popular walking, dining, shopping and hotel destination.It is noted for its scenic overlook, and is one of the cleanest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pedro Point Headlands
Pedro Point Headlands1.41km from Pacifica State Beach

Pedro Point Headlands offers a spectacular 255-acre landscape, three miles of trails and stunning views. At the same time, the Headlands suffered from persistent erosion, caused by past off-highway vehicle use. Sediment from the headlands runs into San Pedro Creek, harming fish, frogs and other wildlife.

Sanchez Art Center
Sanchez Art Center2.17km from Pacifica State Beach

The Sanchez Art Center is a nonprofit arts organization located in Pacifica, California. It was formed in 1996 by local artists and community members.The Center also hosts exhibitions for the Arts Guild of Pacifica as well as other Bay Area arts organizations. Solo exhibitions are produced by guest curators.

Mori Point
Mori Point2.36km from Pacifica State Beach

A majestic 110 acre park located in Pacifica, California, that is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The ponds and wetlands of Mori Point serve as habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog and the endangered San Francisco garter snake. Mori Point also has northern coastal scrub and California coastal prairie habitat in upland areas, and is well known for its spring wildflower displays. Trails, many newly built, connect the ridgeline to the entrances to the park.

Devil's Slide
Devil's Slide 2.47km from Pacifica State Beach

This is a coastal promontory in California. The terrain is characterized by steep, eroded slopes with natural gradients ranging between 30 and 50%. There are small coastal valleys throughout along the major drainages within the Montara Mountain watershed.

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