The 12 best views on the SF Peninsula and how to see them

Boronda Lake at Foothills Nature Preserve in Palo Alto is a pristine part of the park for picnicking, boating or taking in the view. (Photo by Veronica Weber) Many people, from tourists to tech workers, decide to visit or live in the Bay Area in large part for its scenic nature. From the Golden Gate Bridge to the redwoods and the coastline, the region is home to sweeping ocean and Bay ...

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New Humble Sea taproom in Pacifica to bring beer smoothies and ‘foggy’ IPAsTAG/BIO

Born in a garage in the mountains, the Santa Cruz favorite expands to the Coastside with creatively brewed beers. Humble Sea Brewing Co. has come a long way since its bootstrapped beginnings brewing beer in a home garage in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Santa Cruz brewery is now opening two new taprooms, including in Pacifica next month, and is also eagerly looking to expand in the South Bay. The expansion is ...

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What we’re eating now: Wood-fired pizza and Singaporean satay in Pacifica

All Coastside roads lead to beach picnics. Pepperoni and margherita pizzas with housemade chili oil and ranch from the Pacifica Pizza Project. (Photo by Elena Kadvany) Pacifica is well known for its surf breaks and, food-wise, for that Taco Bell (you know the one), but the coastal city is full of delightful food made by passionate people. There’s Rosalind Bakery, whose sourdough loaves can hold their own among the Bay Area’s artisan ranks; ...

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R.I.P. Haruwn Wesley: Pacifica mourns the sudden loss of Shampa’s Pies owner

Community raises over $25K for family in the wake of tragic surfing accident Haruwn Wesley at his pie shop in Pacifica. (Image via Shampa’s Pies Instagram) Haruwn Wesley, the owner of Shampa’s Pies in Pacifica, died on Dec. 20 following a surfing accident at Fort Point in San Francisco. Wesley was known as an expert pie baker and generous spirit who often rescued people caught in riptides in the ocean and gave pies ...

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The unlikely rise of Saltwater Bakery

How one mom’s search to help her daughter grew into a sweet new gluten-free bakery in Pacifica Coffee on the Coast: Saltwater Bakery owner Tawnya Marsh. (Photo by Charles Russo) What do sweat, tears, the ocean and a gluten-free bakery have in common? Salt and water. Tawnya Marsh, founder of Pacifica’s Saltwater Bakery, says the name is no coincidence— she’s poured a lot of sweat and tears into opening the bakery, which, on clear days, offers ...

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Four amazing places on the SF Peninsula to find end-of-spring wildflowers

The California coastline is breathtaking. Sprinkle in some wildflowers and it’s even more special. Lucky for the Bay Area, the rains this year have brought a record wildflower season. Photographer Jeff Marsh trekked out to where the blooming land meets the sea to snap these pics. And he was kind enough to share not just the photos but how to get there for yourself. Davenport Shark Fin Cove Beach in Davenport is ...

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