The beach has a mile-long shoreline with sandy coves, rocky cliffs, tide pools, fishing spots and picnic facilities. Across the highway is Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, a popular spot for bird watchers and other naturalists. The Reserve is a refuge for blue heron, kites, deer, raccoons, foxes and skunks.

Gorgeous spot for spotting wildlife, lots of little tidal pools with neat sea creatures. Only wish the sun would come out! Tried two different days and all fog!

Great trail for kids. 2 miles total to end and back. Great views of seals, birds, ships, and other maritime stuff. Right along the cliffs, with spots to break off trail and head down to the rocks and explore. Lots of poison Ivy but trail is well maintained so not a problem

One of my favorite beaches, good for wildlife spotting and when the swell is right it's a great bodyboarding spot. Does attach visitors from the valley, some of whom can leave trash everywhere, please pick up any trash you see. Pack it in, pack it out.

hiking
6 years ago

Harbor seals can usually be seen sunning themselves on rocks about 30 feet offshore. The trail runs along the bluff just above the high tide line and there are many excellent places to view wildlife or just relax and have a picnic.

Joost - let me know when you do. I'm eager to hear how works on a mobile device. What device will you be using?

This is great! I have been at Pescadero several times enjoying the sunset and views, but never explored away from the beach. Will definitely follow this guide on my iPhone next time.