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Pacifica State Beach

Pacifica, CA 94044-2516
+1 650-738-7381
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Stress relieving

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve B
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Provo, Utah
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The view is always free...

Sunsets are always breathtaking and listening to the gentle surf lapping the shore is calming and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JulieWJones
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Pacifica, CA
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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Pacifica, CA 94044-2516
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"taco bell"
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"enjoyed watching the surfers"
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"state beach"
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"hiking trails"
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"outdoor shower"
in 2 reviews
"fun to watch"
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"favorite places"
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"few hours"
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"see whales"
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"walking path"
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"long walk"
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"rip currents"
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"wonderful place"
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"hidden gem"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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

1  Thank 727dlm
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

During a visit with relatives, we visited this beach for a short hike to higher elevation to see whales - and just the majestic ocean. The hike was easy and even though I was having hip problems, I had no troubles climbing the hill. We...More

Thank oxnarddragonlady
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

We loved this beach; it is so beautiful. Its popular, especially with the surfers. Big breakers, lovely to watch - bring your camera! Soft sandy beach; great picnic spot. There's also a hike up the adjacent ridge which is scenic and worth doing. There's even...More

1  Thank Lighthouse-Lane-001
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We came here with our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter who wanted to run into the surf, and did. We also climbed up to a lookout. Beautiful strip of coast. I'd not been here for decades but it remains a great place to see the...More

Thank DeHypnotist
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

A very dirty beach filled with dog excrement, as all dogs are allowed to run loose. There are also vagrants who either live there or sleep there. This is NOT a beach for families. The beach however is widely used by surfers. I would never...More

Thank Wiskars
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

The beach was pleasantly uncrowded for a weekend, which is hard to find anywhere on the coast of California, but it's not a swimmer's beach on account of the rip currents and cold temperatures common with the area.

Thank stevepeck2017
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