Pedro Point Pacifica
Pedro Point is the last stop before you leave Pacifica. It’s an eclectic collection of houses that were built over the past hundred years. Some of the hills are super steep and the roads are narrow. A lot of the houses have amazing ocean views. On a clear day, you can see all the way to San Francisco.
Shelter Cove, on the most western side of The Point, was initially a fishing village. Once that end of the Ocean Shore Railroad was completed, in the early 20th century, it became a popular place for swimming and picnics. During prohibition the cove – then known as Smugglers’ Cove – was used as a secluded spot to bring in the rum.
About ten or so years ago, a guy came into the RE/MAX office that used to be in Linda Mar Shopping Center. He said he was coming into some money and wanted to buy Shelter Cove. Sometimes we realtors are cynical – people say they’re going to do things all the time and then don’t do them. Well, the realtor said, “Come back when you have the money.” So he did! He bought Shelter Cove.
In 1983, a violent storm washed out the access road that went around the north side of the hill and onto the beach. The storm washed away the road under the blacktop. From the street you couldn’t see that there was no road underneath. A newspaper delivery driver made his way over the road like he regularly did. When he got to the beach, the residents said: How did you get here?? He said, of course: the road. There’s no road!! Then he had to turn right around and go over the road that wasn’t a road to get back to the other side! Fortunately, he lived to tell about it.
The llamas are familiar long-time residents living on the corner across from the old firehouse. The little “house” on the edge is Tobin Station, (corner of Danmann Avenue and Shelter Cove Road).
If you’re a surfer or you want to learn – maybe you just want a cool sweatshirt – be sure to stop at Nor Call Surf Shop.
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