Pacifica, the coastal community on Highway 1 midway between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay, is where Linda Fahey grew up. After stints living in San Francisco and traveling the world, she moved back to her hometown, where she operates her home goods shop and ceramics studio, Yonder shop + studio.
With its beautiful beaches, great surfing, and picturesque hiking and biking on ocean bluffs and nearby hills, Pacifica is a haven for outdoor activities. The last few years have seen some wonderful new shops open up that have added another dimension to the traditionally quiet community.
Below are some of Linda’s favorite spots (including her own shop). What she loves about them is “they represent the old and the new. The history, the small town charm, and the new places look to build the future, pull the town forward. I love each of these places for those reasons!”
Yonder shop + studio
Linda’s shop where she sells her ceramics plus unique and artisan goods from local makers and those more far afield. It also doubles as her ceramics studio where she holds workshops and classes. 158 Reina Del Mar Avenue.
Update: Although Linda still lives in Pacifica, Yonder Shop has moved to 701 11th Avenue in San Francisco.
Nick’s Sea Shore Dining at Rockaway Beach
Old school seafood restaurant on Rockaway Beach that has been around for ninety years. Get the crab sandwich. Rockaway Beach and the surrounding hills are great for a pre or post-meal stroll. 100 Rockaway Beach.
Salada Beach Cafe
Breakfast and lunch spot in an over 100 year old historic building that was formerly a general store. Excellent kale salad. 220 Paloma Avenue.
El Toro Loco
Wonderful family owned Mexican/Peruvian restaurant. Go on Mariachi nights. 1624 Francisco Blvd.
Traveler Shop + Surf & Swim Club
Founded by former professional surfer Julie Cox, Traveler is a beautifully curated surf and outdoor lifestyle shop, plus a surf and swim club. Club members can chill in the outdoor lounge area, store their boards and wet suits, and shower after a swim or surf session at nearby Linda Mar Beach. 5450 Coast Highway.
Table Wine Merchant
A gem of a wine and beer merchant and tasting room that specializes in “table wines” from the west coast and around the world – most $20 or less! A vintage turntable console plays an eclectic selection of vinyl LP’s. 1237 Linda Mar Shopping Center.
View Yonder shop + studio’s profile here.