Pacifica a Coastal Haven 20 minutes from San Francisco

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Landa Mar Beach, Pacifica, CA Photo Credit: Sharron Waiker
Landa Mar Beach, Pacifica, CA Photo Credit: Sharron Waiker

The natural beauty and unparalleled serenity of Pacifica, California has attracted travelers to this coastal gem for more than 100 years. Located just 15 minutes south of San Francisco, Pacifica feels worlds away but is convenient to some of the most vibrant, international communities on the West Coast.

Easily accessible from Highway 1, Pacifica’s rich cultural heritage and bohemian personality make it a unique destination worth discovering. Of the many diversions, Pacifica boasts some of the most breathtaking panoramic vistas atop a wide range of hiking trails and walking adventures along the expansive beaches dotting the destination’s shoreline. Additionally, the destination features recreational options, including surfing, boating, scuba, fishing and paragliding, birding, cycling, golf, tennis, archery and horseback riding. According to the National Marine Sanctuaries of the West Coast, Pacifica is known to be the fourth richest area in the world for marine mammal life.

Listen to correspondent, Molly Blaisdell’s Pacifica show on Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer the Lowell Thomas Award winning podcast featured on NPR.ORG  Check out this episode!