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About Pescadero State Beach – North Beach in San Gregorio, California

The North Beach at Pescadero State Beach is the main beach in this San Mateo County state park. It’s a wide sandy beach backed by dunes that are fun to explore. From the parking lot there are paths at each end that drop down to the sand which has drift logs strewn about. From there if you walk south you’ll run into the dunes area and eventually Pescadero Creek at the Highway 1 bridge. You’ll find a rock arch at the mouth of the creek. South of the bridge are rocky coves that make up the South Beach of Pescadero State Beach. At lower tides you can walk on the sand from North Beach up to Pomponio State Beach. This route is below tall colorful cliffs with two deep gulches and several alcoves carved by ocean waves. Across the highway from the parking lot is a hiking trail that enters Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve a popular birding area with two large lagoons. You could make a loop hike by entering the marsh at the lot and then crossing the highway near the bridge and returning on the beach.

Cabrillo Hwy
San Gregorio, CA 94074
Park Name
Pescadero State Beach, Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve
Other Names
Sand Beach (USGS)
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on beach or in natural areas
Fee for parking
Beachcombing, Beach Walking, Birdwatching, Fishing, Hiking, Surfing
Restrooms, Trails, Nature Preserve, Dunes, Driftwood, Wetlands, Rock Arch
Map of Pescadero State Beach – North Beach
Redwood Terrace, US
11:13 pm, May 21, 2024
temperature icon 56°F
L: 51° H: 59°
Feels like 55.53 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:56 am
Sunset: 8:16 pm
Humidity 80 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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