Sharp Park Beach

  • Sharp Park Beach - USA
  • Sharp Park Beach - USA
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  • Sharp Park Beach - USA
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Not far from the hectic city life of downtown San Francisco lies one of California’s few black sand beaches. Further inland, the grains of sand are finer and as you go towards the water’s edge the grains become more pebble-like. A little way back from the beach, there is a narrow strip of land with grass, picnic tables and benches. 

North of the park is the Pacifica Municipal Fishing Pier. The summer months are an especially good time to cast a line from the pier, as it’s reported to be the best time for a good catch and you’re in luck if you like salmon as they are in abundance around these waters. Crabbing is another activity people enjoy doing around this area. Aside from catching dinner, you can stop by for a nice walk out to the end of the pier. 

If you’re interested in hitting some golf balls while enjoying the scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, then the nearby Sharp Park Golf Course should be placed high on your to-visit list.

Amenities on offer include restrooms, picnic tables and barbecue areas where visitors can enjoy snacking on a packed lunch or having a cookout.

Surfing is popular on most beaches in California and Sharp Park beach is no exception. However, because of the chilly waters, most of the other activities in this area are best enjoyed on dry land.

When it’s time for a bite to eat, you can make your way over to the nearby restaurants and browse their menus to decide what your taste buds are in the mood for. There are plenty of coffee shops too if you’re after a lighter snack.

Nearest town/city

San Francisco


CA 94044

Type of beach



Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed on leash


  • Good fishing
  • Surfing

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Restroom/toilets

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