Pacifica State Beach Coast Hwy & Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA94044 Pacifica State Beach is the most popular among visitors to the city thanks to its location on Highway 1 and its easily…More accessible stretch of sand untouched by the surf. This park is great for picnics, relaxing and more rarely, due to fog and overcast, sunbathing. The beach is also popular with beginner and intermediate surfers. The Log Shop, which rents and sells surfboards and gear, is located nearly on the beach at its southern limit, as are several restaurants and cafes. Bikers can cruise the paved trail adjacent to the highway and take in Pacifica State Beach's panoramic views on their way to Devil's Slide to the South or Pacifica's more northern districts. Dogs are allowed on leashes, and outdoor showers allow both man and beast to keep sand and salt out of the car. There's also a Taco Bell located literally on the beach with a 'wet' walk-up window.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormon Church, grew rapidly in the 20th…More Century and continues that trend thanks to an intent focus on missionary programs. It is now an international organization.
Mormon values favor the nuclear family structure and a sense of community within the church, but some of its beliefs have brought the church into the international spotlight, most recently when it sponsored opposition to making same-sex marriages legal in the state of California.
Although the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints shares the same Christ-centric doctrine and reliance on the Bible as a holy book with other Christian denominations, it also incorporates other texts, supposedly prophetic, which were written by Joseph Smith, Jr. in the 19th Century. And, much like the Catholic Church believes the Pope is a conduit by which God's will may be known, Mormons believe the president of their church is a prophet through which the will of Christ may be known.
Pacifica's branch of the Mormon Church might be hard to spot as one is driving up Sharp Park Road. The entrance to its parking lot is located just before Milagra Ridge's entrance going east.
The San Francisco West Stake Family History Center, a branch of a national organization that collects historical materials so individuals may identify who their ancestors are, is also housed at this location.