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Nice coastal town

Stayed in Pacifica traveling up the PCH to San Francisco. We stayed at the Pacifica Beach Hotel... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
miggy2016
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Norwich, New York
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Nice area! Nice beach! Very quiet, it is a nice spot to relax. There's surfing at the beach and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
zn1984
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Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in Pacifica traveling up the PCH to San Francisco. We stayed at the Pacifica Beach Hotel across the street from the beach. Early in the morning before the sun rose, lots of surfers were making their way out looking for the perfect wave. Folks...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area! Nice beach! Very quiet, it is a nice spot to relax. There's surfing at the beach and classes. I would only come here for peaceful Time

Thank zn1984
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some terrific waves crashing against the boardwalk here. We watched the surfers for about an hour as there was some real breakers out there.

Thank towerpants
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Great beach. Lots of room to sit and watch all the surfers hitting the waves. Unfortunately you do have to pay a fee of $7 every time you go there for about 4 hours because it is a state beach. But it's clean and beautiful...More

1  Thank donna_d173
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Beach is great, ocean for swimming ONLY for experienced swimmer, lot of rip currants, good for sell collecting with a low tide. And remember NEVER turn you back on the ocean

1  Thank jaimepv69
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Great spot to run, enjoy the surf and step away from the city. Was here with my wife and my service dog.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Sunsets are always breathtaking and listening to the gentle surf lapping the shore is calming and good for all that ails you...physically and emotionally. Many photographers capture this beauty and display their photos in local cafes, Facebook, forums and art shows. Driving west on Sharp...More

1  Thank JulieWJones
Reviewed 5 June 2018

A truly gorgeous place to visit. The dramatic views of the Pacific will bring an array of emotions to your senses. You'll want to come back again and again ❤️ Be sure to bring warm clothing this time of year!

Thank happy4travel
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a good beach to go to with a group. It's easily accessible from the parking lot, no trails or staircases to climb down. There are lots of big groups and tons of surfers. The parking lot is pay-by-the-hour (no free parking). There are...More

Thank Keelia M
Reviewed 22 February 2018

If you come for the beauty of a dramatic sunset, an amazing shoreline, the beauty of nature then you are in the right place. If you are looking for wild nightlife this will not fit the bill. Pacifica is for lovers, long walks and quiet...More

2  Thank 727dlm
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