Pescadero is a unique rural environment where you can slow down the pace of your life.
Just 14 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the town of Pescadero is a rural community offering restaurants, shopping, markets, & farms. There are plenty of sightseeing opportunities around the town and the surrounding areas.
Here are some examples of what you'll find just 20 minutes from Half Moon Bay on the Northern California Coast.
Highway 1 south of Pescadero and Pigeon Point Lighthouse (650) 879-0227, Hours vary - see website for details
Año Nuevo is largest mainland breeding colony in the world for the northern elephant seal.
Arcangeli Grocery Co (Norm's Market)
287 Stage Road, Pescadero, CA 94060 (650) 879-0147, Open Daily
A unique offering of specialty breads, baked goods, locally grown artichokes, strawberries, brussels sprouts and mushrooms. They also have an excellent meat market.
Costanoa Coastal Lodge and Camp
2001 Rossi Road, Hwy 1, Pescadero, CA 94060 (650) 879-1100
Lodging options include the lodge, camping cabins, & tent bungalos. You can also bring your own tent.
202 Stage Road, Pescadero, CA 94060 (650) 879-0464, Open Daily
A restaurant and bar since 1934. The feature seafood specials and their famous artichoke soup'home.
205 North Street, Pescadero, CA 94060 (650) 879-0480, Open Daily
Come see the goats and the results of their milk at the Cheese Shop. You can also tour this restored 1910 dairy farm, with 200 Alpine goats
Pescadero Country Store
251 Stage Road, Pescadero, CA 94060 (650) 879-0410, Open Daily
They sell produce, pizzas, & wines. The offer a weekend barbecue on the lawn, and live music most weekends.
Pescadero Creek Inn
393 Stage Road, Pescadero, CA 94060 (888) 307-1898
This Bed & Breakfast by the side of Pescadero Creek is set apart from the town and is a good getaway from the hectic life.
Pescadero Creekside Barn
248 Stage Road, Pescadero, CA 94060 (650) 879-0868
This lodging location is a fully remodeled Turn of the Century Barn Loft.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
210 Pigeon Point Road, Highway 1, Pescadero, CA 94060 (650) 879-0633
The hostel overlooks the Pacific near the town of Pescadero; rooms include shared dorm style rooms, private rooms and common areas to relax.
The Barn and Farmstand feature locally-grown fruits and vegetables as well as farm-fresh eggs, homemade pies, and much more.
Authored by Terry Plank