Welcome to Sharp Park
The northern Pacifica community with a world-class public golf course
Ensconced between the Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean, Sharp Park is a neighborhood resting in the northern portion of Pacifica. Sharp Park is best known for its peaceful, serene atmosphere and the lush Sharp Park Golf Course. Since Sharp Park is bisected by California State Route 1, it’s a highly convenient commuter location. Additionally, its position between beach and hills makes Sharp Park an excellent place for lovers of the great outdoors.
Neighborhoods like Sharp Park come brimming with their own unique personality—the city began as a series of much smaller communities amalgamated together once Pacifica incorporated in 1957. Sharp Park elevates the laid-back environment of Pacifica through the presence of the Milagra Ridge and its quiet residential streets nestled away from the busy highway.
Historic and charming, Sharp Park’s residential housing comes in an array of architectural styles, including an abundance of converted beach cottages, Spanish Revival bungalows, newer townhomes close to the neighborhood’s commercial district, and several contemporary houses in exclusive communities.
What to Love
- Scenic beach promenade and the Pacifica Municipal Pier
- Set away from city busyness with access to the California State Route 1
- Diverse recreational opportunities and a vibrant golf course
People & Lifestyle
Breezy, comfortable, and tranquil, residents of Sharp Park can luxuriate in a true, coastal suburban lifestyle where beach-going and mountain biking are just as common as neighborhood BBQs and meeting with friends for casual drinks. It’s an ideal location for retirees and families craving a relaxed vacation feel.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Much of Sharp Park’s commercial district is located around Palmetto Avenue, just a few steps from the beach itself. While you walk beneath palm-lined streets and take in the fresh ocean air, you can browse antiques at local shops like In the Attic
before grabbing a cup of coffee at neighborhood favorites like Intertwine Cafe
, formerly known as Kizler Coffee
. Another staple for coffee connoisseurs, Chit Chat Cafe provides beachfront views and savory bagel sandwiches in its cheerful venue.
Sharp Park has plenty of other dining options within its bounds, such as the Sharp Park Restaurant
. Serving classic American fare right on the green of the neighborhood’s Golf Course, Sharp Park is the perfect way to satiate your appetite after a game. Those who want to cook at home will find everything they need at the Oceana Marketplace. As a full-service gourmet grocery store, Oceana Marketplace
blends organic produce, locally-grown produce, imported specialty items, a full-service deli, and a small cafe to create a unique shopping experience for residents.
Things to Do
Of course, one of the major appealing features of Sharp Park to residents is the Sharp Park Golf Course
, which famed architect Alistair MacKenzie designed. Its still-standing, hacienda-style clubhouse was built in 1937, and the course itself has views of the ocean, mountains, and headlands.
One of the trademarks of the city of Pacifica, the Pacifica Municipal Pier
is located in Sharp Park and is recognized for its year-round bounty of salmon and striped bass. If you haven’t slaked your thirst for the outdoors on the green or the pier, you can explore the 110 acres of Mori Point
, a park that includes a 2.5-mile loop trail
as well as an easily walkable boardwalk.
Those who relish local history will want to dive into the stories of Sam’s Castle
, built in 1908. A veritable fortress of grey stone and rising turrets, this coastal castle allows visitors to experience a fairytale estate with majestic views.
Sharp Park is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: