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Great beach. Lots of room to sit and watch all the surfers hitting the waves. Unfortunately you do... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
donna_d173
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Pacifica State Beach

Beach is great, ocean for swimming ONLY for experienced swimmer, lot of rip currants, good for sell... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
jaimepv69
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California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 2, 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 June 29, 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 June 18, 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 June 5, 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 March 5, 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 February 21, 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
Reviewed January 19, 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
Reviewed January 17, 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
Reviewed December 19, 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

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