- For other places with the same name, see Pacifica (disambiguation).
Pacifica is located approximately 15 minutes south of San Francisco, CA on coastal Route 1.
Take Samtrans 112 or 118 from Colma BART station, or Samtrans 110 from Daly City BART station.
Pacifica is located on the coast and has numerous public beaches.
The most popular beach is Linda Mar State Beach at the southern end of Pacifica by Pedro Point. Linda Mar is a very popular surfing spot and has a well-known beach front Taco Bell.
Sharp Park Beach is located by the fishing pier and fronts Sharp Park Golf Course. It is a black sand beach with a dangerously steep shoreline.
Rockaway Beach is located between Linda Mar and Sharp Park and is a small cove and beach in a commercial area with hotels and restaurants. A nice hiking / biking trail connects Linda Mar, Rockaway and Sharp Park and goes over the intervening headlands.
Local favorites: Nona's Kitchen, Nick's, Geurerro's Tacqueria, Colombo's Delicatessen, Gorilla BBQ, High Tide Cafe
A Grape in the Fog Wine Bar, Winter's Bar
Be careful to check for ticks  after hiking in fields in the bay area. There is a high rate of lyme disease transmission in the Bay Area. If a bulls' eye rash develops at the tick bite site, immediately seek medical help and treatment with antibiotics.