Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  Pescadero  /  Pigeon Point Beach

Pigeon Point Beach, Pescadero

#5 of 7 in Parks in Pescadero
Beach · Nature / Park
Tide pools, redwoods, elephant seals, grey whales, hiking, biking, and the famous cliff-side hot tub await you at HI-Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Yes -- the hostel is at a working, 115-foot-tall lighthouse. (And it's among the top ten customer-rated HI hostels in the world.)

Fall asleep in former lighthouse keeper's quarters to the sound of waves crashing below, wander the cliff's-edge boardwalk and watch for native marine life, and explore neighboring Pescadero Marsh, Ano Nuevo State Reserve, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, or a string of state beaches.

If you ever tire of the hostel's beach-cottage atmosphere and all the outdoor fun nearby, take a break in the small town of Pescadero or head 30 miles south for a day in Santa Cruz.

Hostel amenities include free WiFi, free linens, Tempur-Pedic mattresses, towels for rent, bag and bike storage, three fully equipped guest kitchens, beach access, a fire pit and outdoor patio, and a hot tub overlooking the ocean ($7 per person per half hour for 2-4 people).

The hostel is also a Certified Bay Area Green Business. Our green practices include composting, recycling, reducing water and energy usage through efficient appliances, lighting, and faucets, and using environmentally friendly cleaning products.


"The Pigeon Point hostel tends to enchant its guests and destroy their will to leave." --The Berkeley Guides

"The most spectacular hot tub on Earth." --Budget Travel magazine

"Some of the most inexpensive seaside lodging anywhere." --Orange County Register
Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pigeon Point Beach by using our Pescadero online trip maker.
Create an itinerary including Pigeon Point Beach
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Pigeon Point Beach reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
35 reviews
  • A short drive from the Bay Area, specifically from the Half Moon Bay location, it's a refreshing getaway from the hustle and bustle of a city life. Fresh ocean breeze with less crowd. Nice road trip.....  more »
  • I enjoyed the scenic beach area by Pigeon Point Lighthouse. There are nice views of the Pacific Ocean.  more »

Plan your trip to Pescadero

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Pescadero

See all ›
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Pescadero

Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours