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About Shelter Cove Beach in Pacifica, California

Shelter Cove in Pacifica, California is a small privately-owned beach property near San Francisco. The west-facing Shelter Cove Beach is for the use of the residents who rent the seventeen houses here. The road and trail from the end of Shelter Cove Road has washed out so residents now have to hike down a long stairway from the community above the cove. Parking is difficult near the top of the stair (only 3 spaces) so most residents use public transit to get around. Shelter Cove has a long history of public use dating back to the early 1900’s, but unfortunately the beach has been closed to the public since the mid 70’s. The main trail into the cove starts at the intersection of Kent Road and Blackburn Terrace. Signs there strongly discourage access to the beach, but this is the only access to the beach which is public below the mean high tide level.

If you manage to get down to Shelter Cove it is possible to walk on the rocky shoreline all the way to San Pedro Rock which is visible to the south from the beach. Above the rock is Pedro Point Headlands which have hiking trails to stunning vistas including a view down into Shelter Cove.

Address
Blackburn Terrace and Kent Rd
Pacifica, CA 94044
Owner
Private
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fees
No fee for parking
Activities
Beach Exploration
Amenities
No Facilities
Map of Shelter Cove Beach
Pacifica, US
8:41 pm, May 21, 2024
temperature icon 55°F
L: 52° H: 62°
Feels like 54.12 °F mist
Wind gusts: 8 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 6 km
Sunrise: 5:55 am
Sunset: 8:17 pm
Humidity 82 %
Pressure1015 mb
Wind 8 m/s

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