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Parks, Beaches & Recreation
1810 Francisco Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650-738-7381
Fax: 650-738-2165

Mon/Tue/Thu 8:30am-5:00pm*
Wed 8:30am-7:30pm*
Fri 8:30am-1:30pm

(*) Closed during lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Linda Mar Beach (Pacifica State Beach)

The most well-loved and well-used beach in Pacifica!
Beach and parking lots hours are 5am to 10:30pm during Daylight Savings Time (Daylight Savings Time usually ends the first Sunday in November and resumes the second Sunday in March)
5am to 7pm  in the fall and winter.

Linda Mar Beach offers a recreation trail along the ocean, surfing and surf camps, restrooms and showers and is very popular with dogs (dogs must be on leash).

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.

Daily Parking Fees
The daily fee to park one vehicle in the Parking Lots is $3.00 for a period of less than 4 hours and $6.00 for a period of more than 4 hours (or all day).  This fee is for one motor vehicle and is non-transferable.  This fee authorizes vehicle parking during paid parking hours on the calendar day (or the remaining portion thereof) that the fee is paid.  Once purchased, the daily permit must be placed face up on the dashboard of the vehicle so that it is viewable at all times by an enforcement officials.

Annual Parking PassTo Purchase a Pass click here

For more information on the parking program click here

Surf Camps - Please contact these city-approved surf camp operators directly:
University of Surfing,  650-359-1425
Adventure Out, 831-236-4212
Surf Camp Pacifica, 650-738-5757

Here are the rules of Pacifica State Beach (aka Linda Mar Beach):

  • Dogs must be on leash and owners must clean up after the dogs
  • No smoking allowed on the beach, in the parking lots or in the restrooms
  • No alcohol or glass containers
  • Fires and BBQ grills are not permitted
  • No vendors or commercial business allowed
  • Groups of 50 or more must obtain a beach event permit. Call the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Dept. at 738-7381