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Pescadero is a peaceful small coastal town on the Peninsula, approximately 45 miles south of San Francisco.

View of Pescadero State Beach


Get in

The easiest way to get to Pescadero is to drive along Highway 1 until you come to a sign indicating turning inland to get to Pescadero. From that point, it's a two-mile drive to reach Pescadero. At the stop sign, take a left and drive into the town center.

Get around

Another view of Pescadero State Beach


Pescadero Marsh

Pescadero Marsh is a marsh close to the town of Pescadero. In rainy times, the marsh attracts many special birds who nest there.


Elephant seals on the beach at Año Nuevo State Park
  • . Go swimming at the state beach



  • Great pizza is found at the restaurant connected to the country store.


  • Duarte's Tavern.
  • In 2014, a new coffee place opened up which serves Italian-style espressos and lattes. It is also a curiosity store.


  • Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, 210 Pigeon Point Rd, +1 650 879-0633. It has 59 beds


Go next

  • Santa Cruz - Located 35 miles southeast of Pescadero, Santa Cruz is best known as a countercultural hub, with a fun bohemian feel and youthful vibe, and weekend tourist attractions like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a historic mission, and the dubious Mystery Spot. The beaches north and south of Santa Cruz are considered some of the more pristine areas of natural beauty in central California, and while conditions generally make them impractical for swimming, several are considered an expert surfer's cold cold paradise.
Routes through Pescadero
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