Pescadero State Beach

(San Francisco Bay Region 3D image tour)

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The headlands at Pescadero State Beach are the northern end of a great block of Cretaceous-age rocks that crop out along the coast in the region between Pescadero Creek and Aņo Nuevo.

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Sea stacks like this one at Pescadero State Beach are a haven for bird life and other marine wildlife. Bedrock outcrops exposed in the sea cliffs in the park area are part of the Cretaceous Pigeon Point Formation
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Looking north from Pescadero State Beach toward Montara Mountain in the distance.
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Sea cliffs of eroding Quaternary marine terrace deposits overlie the bedrock of Pigeon Point Formation. At the base of the sea cliff is a cobble beach that accumulates during high seas (usually winter storms). During the calmer summer months sand has an opportunity to accumulate on the beach.
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