Pescadero Beach

Pescadero Beach offers its visitors a mile long shoreline with picnic and fishing facilities. The beautiful beach is located midway between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. It is located across the highway from Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular birding destination in California. The shoreline is peppered with sandy coves and rocky cliffs and is a great location for travelers to stop and rest. The water color varies from shades of green and blue. The coloration makes for a wonderful background for picture taking. There is a well marked parking lot along Highway 1. There is a fee to park on the lot. On the side of the parking lot there are 2 restroom facilities. The beach changes a great deal from summer to winter. In the summer, it is only several hundred feet to the water and the sand is soft fine. There is a small creek that has to be crossed to reach the southern part of the beach. During the winter months this creek can become difficult if not impossible to cross. Visitors to the region will find plenty of hotel accommodations in the surrounding areas in addition to some of the most beautiful camping facilities in the state. Several miles inland is the town of Pescadero. This quaint little town is packed with many interesting shops and eateries

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