Linda Mar Beach is the southernmost of Pacifica’s large beaches. This picturesque, long, crescent-shaped beach is located at the mouth of the San Pedro Valley off the scenic and world-famous Pacific Coast Highway.
This classic California beach marks the northern gateway to the coastline, stretching south of San Francisco, and is widely regarded as the best beach for surfing, kayaking and water play in the Bay Area. A variety of retailers offer rentals of surfboards, kayaks and lessons all year around. Private surf camps for children and adults operate during the summer.
Linda Mar Beach also offers a bike and walking trail along the ocean, restrooms, showers and whale watching in the spring. It is also very popular with dog owners who must keep their pets on a leash.
Getting Here: The beach is located off Highway 1 in Pacifica at 5000 Pacific Coast Hwy (Hwy 1)
Hours: 5 am to 10:30 pm during Daylight Savings Time, 5 am to 7 pm in the fall and winter.
Entrance Fee: None
Parking: A parking receipt or pass is required to park in both the north and south Pacifica State Beach Parking lots on Highway 1 and the Crespi Parking Lot located on the corner of Crespi Dr. and Highway 1 adjacent to the Pacifica Community Center.
The fee is $7.00 for a period of less than 4 hours and $9.00 for a period of more than 4 hours (or all day).