From tanning to tacos, Taco Bell Beach is a big hit

Pacifica State Beach hosts fast food option


One of the most popular activities in North America is going to the beach. People love this outing for all sorts of reasons from surfing and sandcastles, to tanning and tacos. 


At Pacifica State Beach, or Taco Bell Beach as it’s more popularly called, there is a unique treat: A Taco Bell building resides right on the beach. 

But not just any Taco Bell. This is the “World’s Best Taco Bell.” A 2017 Business Insider article recalls that Thrillist dubbed this Taco Bell “the greatest Taco Bell in the world” in 2013. It seems everyone agrees.

Customers are most intrigued by the walk-up window. This is an architectural design perfect for a beachside restaurant. Why have tons of sand tracked in when customers can easily place their orders outside? The Taco Bell even has a sign beside the window asking customers with sandy feet to order there instead of coming inside. 

The patio with a clear view of the ocean is another fantastic attraction.. This area features picnic benches for customers to enjoy their Beefy Five Layer Burritos while watching surfers catch a wave. 

Although life is different these days because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many can still enjoy the Taco Beach Bell experience just with a face mask.

One of these people was me! My family escaped to this haven over winter break. The aesthetic was perfect. Sitting on the beach, on a warm (for winter) day, fresh out of the cold water, eating some delicious Nacho Fries, and listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean made for a perfect day.

This beach is a treat at any time, but in the midst of a pandemic it was especially amazing. Going to the beach has been a regular activity for my family during the pandemic —  it is one of the only places that is open. Of all the beaches we’ve explored,Taco Bell Beach is definitely one of my favorites. I loved escaping my home and being reminded of the natural beauty that Pacifica provides. The landscape took my breath away.  

I hope that others take advantage  of this special experience only an hour or so west of Walnut Creek. Just taco-bout it with your family and decide to spend a day there!