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Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve

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16 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
+1 650-879-2170
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Four Bird-Watching Trails

This is a nearly level marsh adjacent to the ocean. Bring binoculars! Water birds (ducks, etc... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2016
Saganorth
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San Francisco, CA
Easy stop on the way to Pescadero

This is an actual marshland with lots of birds and if you are lucky you might see a seal or otter... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2015
legsbell
,
California
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11 Mar 2016
“Four Bird-Watching Trails”
23 Oct 2015
“Easy stop on the way to Pescadero”
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16 miles south of Half Moon Bay on Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
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+1 650-879-2170
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Reviewed 12 March 2016

This is a nearly level marsh adjacent to the ocean. Bring binoculars! Water birds (ducks, etc.) were very skittish the day I visited. I hiked the packed dirt Butano Trail. Trails are accessed from Pescadero State Beach on opposite side of highway, or a dirt...More

2  Thank Saganorth
Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

This is an actual marshland with lots of birds and if you are lucky you might see a seal or otter. You can meander through the marsh at a nice pace.

Thank legsbell
Reviewed 3 September 2015

All of my life I have visited this beach. I have memories of my dad taking me here as a young boy. Its just as beautiful today as it was back then. The winter storms constantly redesign what is already perfect. We all have our...More

Thank ClaytonGush
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This is a nice marsch area to see animals such as deer and birds. it is part of the Pescadero State Beach area. It is very pretty in its own right. There are sometimes ranger led tours of the marsch area.

1  Thank mini
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The beach had loads of seals hauled out and sunning themselves. This is a great place to take the kids.

Thank OldeBear
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Very natural & unspoilt. We have seen herons & snakes there, wonderful!! If you appreciate ht beauty of nature & don't need man made attractions, this is the place to go.

Thank lov2wonder
Reviewed 24 March 2014

A real marshland. When the wild mustard is in bloom it's lovelly. I never found it a great place to hike, just a place to look at from the various road vantage points at times.

2  Thank Bart C
Reviewed 19 February 2014

I couldn't find the Pescadero State Beach page on Trip Advisor but the marsh is part of the park. In one word, this beach views are "amazing". You can climb down onto the beach from the north side parking lot.

Thank Rafael B
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We had a nice walk, but parked in the dirt lot on the way to Pescadero. The trail from there dead ended instead of making a loop. It would have been better if we had started on the ocean side-later we saw that the trail...More

1  Thank debrick79
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We read about the marsh and had clear directions but still had trouble finding it (it's just across the highway from Pescadero Beach). Though we were attracted by the bird-watching possibilities, we actually saw only a few birds on our visit. Nonetheless we enjoyed our...More

1  Thank RPMc
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