Pescadero is a popular daytrip destination for San Francisco Bay Area Residents and as pit-stop between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay. Popular attractions include its state beach, wildlife marsh and historic downtown.
Pescadero’s downtown is two miles inland from the coast along Stage Road. Here you’ll find a small collection of small shops and restaurants. Pescadero is a farming community known for its artichokes, so when you stroll through downtown you’ll see artichoke art, food and souvenirs.
Our favorite stop in downtown Pescadero is the Downtown Local coffee shop with its showrooms filled with retro vintage collectibles for sale. It’s a museum like experience complete with its own theater.
Arcangeli Grocery/Norm’s Market is home to Pescadero’s famous Artichoke Garlic Herb bread.
Pescadero State Beach
This popular mile Long Beach has three parking areas giving easy access to its diverse regions.
Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve
A short walk takes visitors from the Pescadero Creek Drive parking area over a small footbridge into an environment dominated by over 200 species of birds. The 235-acre preserve is the largest coastal wetlands in the region.
Pescadero, Ca. reviewed by Explore & Tour on April 8, 2017 rated 3.6 on 5.0