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Always a great place for a sunset walk on the beach

If you enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the breeze, this beach is an excellent spot with easy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Francisco Bay Area
via mobile
Saint Patrick Day weekend hike

We parked at Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant and hike to the hill then end up in the beach. It’s... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Grace R
Milpitas, United States
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  • Average3%
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“state beach”(6 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy the beauty of the ocean and the breeze, this beach is an excellent spot with easy access and usually there's parking available.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeeInCA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We parked at Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant and hike to the hill then end up in the beach. It’s a beautiful Saturday weekend celebrating St Pattick’s Day. Walking in pave pedestrian and bicycle path, we saw a beautiful garden in memory of the victim...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Grace R
Reviewed 12 February 2019

Great beach to sit and watch the surfers and pick up some Taco Bell right on the beach. LOL At one point we counted 70 surfers.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank minionbythesea
Reviewed 5 January 2019

The thing I liked the most at this beach was the options for the surfers. It has waves for different levels of experience. Also, really like the coastal feel, the hiking trail and that tiny Rockaway Town. Cool spot for surfers!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R2_Ramirez
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Breathtaking scenery, beautiful beach. When I visited the place was packed with surfers - maybe close to 200 of people in the water. It was hard to find parking near the beach too. Tons of restriction signs. Best is either to come early, or to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alexandrazzia
Reviewed 5 December 2018

I've spent a bunch of afternoons here with my kids playing in the sand and daring each other to run into the SOOO cold water. Really great!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shelbytravelsfar
Reviewed 13 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank miggy67
Reviewed 24 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zn1984
Reviewed 20 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank towerpants
Reviewed 24 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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