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
0.4 miles away
If you are visiting the San Mateo Coast and want to do a lovely short hike then this might...
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