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Pedro Point Headlands - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Old Pacific Coast Highway Trail, Pacifica, CA 94044, USA

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About Pedro Point Headlands

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.

Attractions Near Pedro Point Headlands

Devil's Slide
Devil's Slide 1.18km from Pedro Point Headlands

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.

Pacifica State Beach
Pacifica State Beach 1.25km from Pedro Point Headlands

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.

Pacifica State Beach
Pacifica State Beach1.41km from Pedro Point Headlands

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.

Sanchez Art Center
Sanchez Art Center1.74km from Pedro Point Headlands

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.

Gray Whale Cove State Beach
Gray Whale Cove State Beach2.54km from Pedro Point Headlands

Gray Whale Cove State Beach is a California State Park between Pacifica, California, and Montara, California, by Highway 1 and approximately 18 miles south of San Francisco. It features a sheltered cove surrounded by abrupt cliffs, with trails connecting to nearby Montara Mountain and McNee Ranch State Park. Like underwater parks, these marine protected areas help conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.

Rockaway Beach
Rockaway Beach2.56km from Pedro Point Headlands

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.

Where is Pedro Point Headlands

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San Mateo County
San Mateo County
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just south of San Francisco and home to the world-renowned Mavericks surfing competition. The county seat is Redwood City. he county's built-up areas are mostly suburban with some areas being very urban, and are home to several corporate campuses.