Pescadero is a farming and ranching community in San Mateo County that is also a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful ocean and mountain terrain. Pescadero State Beach is a mile-long preserve sporting pristine beaches, jagged cliffs, tide pools and picnic areas, while the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains offer hiking and biking trails. With a bounty of produce from its local farms and the ocean at its doorstep, Pescadero offer an exquisite dining experience. The local Pigeon Point Lighthouse is the tallest standing lighthouse on the west coast and is an active Coast Guard aid, as well as a youth hostel which hosts visitors from around the world. Inland, Pescadero is adorned with multi-million dollar homes that offer dramatic ocean and mountain views. A secluded, country feel mixed with a vibrant, coastal paradise makes Pescadero a luxurious place to call home.Everything south of Half Moon Bay to the San Mateo County line is truely magical. Experience a place full of history and legends. Stroll on long secluded beaches with tall bluffsides and fresh water runoff from the mountains. In areas like Loma Mar, you can hike in the enchanting redwood forests in some of San Mateo County's most enjoyable untouched parks . Stop in Pescadero to buy fresh produce from our local fields or eat at Duarte's Tavern for there famous Artichoke Soup. Relax at the San Gregorio Cash Store and listen to local music or drive further up Highway 84 to La Honda. Some other popular landmarks along the way are Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Butano Canyon State Park, Gazos Creek, Pescadero Beach and the Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo State Park . You haven't seen California unless you have seen this stretch of land between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz.