Pescadero State Beach
Visitors driving to Pescadero will pass artichoke, bean and lettuce farms before they reach the area.The beach lies south of Half Moon Bay and is great for watching tide pools, fishing, strolling and sunbathing. East of Highway One is the 555-acre Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve with two large saltwater ponds and lush flowing creeks.
The preserve provides sanctuary to migratory birds, waterfowl, and year-round resident birds such as Mallards, Coots, Kestrels and Marsh Hawks, as well as Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets and Great Blue Herons. The quaint farming town of Pescadero, located about 2 miles east of Highway One on Pescadero Road, is a wonderful place to stop for lunch.