San Mateo County/Silicon Valley

The City of Pacifica is spread along a six-mile stretch of coastal beaches and hills in coastal San Mateo County. Rich in history, beauty and community spirit, Pacifica is located just 12 miles south of San Francisco along the scenic coast of the Pacific Ocean. Known for its natural beauty, Pacifica is filled with numerous hiking trails through rolling hills that overlook the ocean surf and forested canyons.

Pacifica is well known regionally as a popular surfing destination. Surfers and families often visit Linda Mar Beach. Another great scenic location is Rockaway Beach, which offers lodging, recreation, shopping and dining. Pacifica is also a popular place to hike, with many trails that wind along the beaches and bluffs, including Mori Point, Sweeney Ridge, San Pedro Valley County Park, the Sanchez Adobe, Milagra Ridge, and the privately owned Pacifica quarry.

Three Golden Gate National Recreational Area sites are here, including the Portola Discovery Site, where San Francisco Bay was first discovered in 1796. Click here to learn more about Pacifica.