Pescadero State Beach
A Beach with Unique Coastal Wildlife
Located about 30 minutes south of the Inn at Mavericks is Pescadero State Beach. This lovely beach is a fantastic place to watch dozens of different seabirds fish right out of the ocean, have a scenic lunch, explore the tide pools, or even fish.
Visitors will enjoy the beautiful ocean bluffs covered in vegetation including: colorful beach bur, yellow sand verbena, coyote brush, yarrow, and ice plant. Many of the state beaches are also home to endangered or threatened species such as the California red-legged frog and the San Francisco garter snake. Native bird species that make their home in the coastal scrub along these beaches include mallards, black phoebes, American coots, warblers, and hawks.
There are three different parking lots with beach access points to Pescadero State Beach located on the western side of Highway 1. Visitors should make sure to always bring a jacket and wear layered clothing as the weather can change quickly.
More information on the entrance points to Pescadero State Beach and parking fees can be found on the State Park Website.