About Pacifica, California
Pacifica is a city in San Mateo County, California, located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay. Pacifica is spread along a 6-mile (9.7-kilometer) stretch of sandy coastal beaches and hills. Pacifica was incorporated on November 22, 1957. The city is known for its mild climate, with temperatures rarely exceeding 75°F (24°C) during the summer. Pacifica is known as the “fog capital of California”. The city is home to numerous hiking trails through rolling hills that overlook the ocean surf and forested canyons, like the Pacifica State Beach Trail and the Mori Point Trail. The city has several popular surfing spots, including Linda Mar Beach and Rockaway Beach. Pacifica is home to several parks and recreational areas, including the Pacifica Skatepark and the Pacifica Community Center. Pacifica is a popular destination for whale watching, particularly during the migration seasons. The Pacifica Pier is a popular fishing spot and offers stunning views of the coastline. The city hosts the Pacific Coast Fog Fest every year, a two-day celebration featuring live music, food, and arts and crafts. Pacifica is home to the Pacifica Spindrift Players, a local community theater group that produces a variety of shows throughout the year. It has a vibrant arts community, with local galleries, art walks, and annual events like the Pacifica Artists’ Guild Open Studios. As of the 2024 census, the population of Pacifica is 33,176.