Friday, July 18, 2014

Tourism, visit Pacifica beaches

San Francisco Chronicle/Tom Stienstra, 7/12/14.  "Sunday drive/Pacifica 5 Beaches." 

"What you'll see: In a span of 5 miles of coast at Pacifica, you can access the most diverse stretch of beaches in Northern California. They range from the remote and quiet (Mussel Rock) to popular Linda Mar (surfing, water sports) with Mori Point (great views), Pacifica Pier and Sharp Park (fishing, crabbing), and Rockaway Beach (easy access) in between.

Parking is not free, promotes a clean, safe beach,
and buy a taco (1% revenue for the city)
Surfing is free, look out for other boards and sharks
.... Linda Mar/Pacifica State Beach: You'll find a large swath of beach set in a protected bay. Popular for surfing, water play and suntans. Surfing often is good at the central break, and fishing for perch (south end) or striped bass (north end) can provide hope; the best fishing comes at the tide changes. Beach walks can span miles and are linked to a trail to the north that extends to Rockaway. How to get there: From the junction of Highway 1 and I-280 in Daly City, take Highway 1 south and drive 6.7 miles to Linda Mar and the entrance to Pacifica State Beach on the right. Additional parking is available at Crespi Parking Lot on the east side of Highway 1 at corner of Crespi Drive (adjacent to Pacifica Community Center).

 ....  Contacts: Linda Mar/Pacifica State Beach, operated by the City of Pacifica, (650) 738-7381,; Pacifica Visitor Center, (650) 355-4122,; Coastside No. 2 Bait and Tackle, (650) 359-9790; Mori Point, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Presidio Visitor Center, (415) 561-4323,"     Read Article.

Note photographs:  surfers from  Travels with Lucy.  Linda Mar parking lot/Taco Bell picture from Jaunted.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I went Salmon fishing with Tom Stienstra years ago with a guy (Jim Kreiger?) who used to write a fishing column for the Tribune. Tom was really a nice down to earth guy and helped a young kid. Thanks for the writeup Tom