Rockaway Beach, Pacifica


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We stopped at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica because we’d heard there was a black sand beach there. When we got there, we saw brownish, ordinary sand. We needed to go a little farther North to Sharp Park Beach for the black sand.


But what we saw at Rockaway was a beach with hardly anyone else on it. We climbed down to the beach, watched a couple of surfers catch a wave and walked out to some cool rock formations with a colony of sea birds on them.


Location: Cabrillo Hwy and Rockaway Beach Ave, Pacifica, CA

Designation: City Beach

Date of my visit: August 13, 2012


6 thoughts on “Rockaway Beach, Pacifica

  1. And if you have not been there, you should also visit the North Oregon coast’s wonderful Rockaway Beach. The water is undoubtedly much colder, but the view is still wonderful.

    1. We did see some of the Oregon coast in 2016, but were driving down to Redwoods NP, so didn’t spend a lot of time. Someday we’ll get back to see the areas we missed. The water in Northern CA is not warm…just dipping toes in will give you a good foot cramp lol

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