The fog is insane and eventually you always leave so you can see sunshine.
When you are driving south into Pacifica from the city, you will often see an insane bank of fog hanging over Highway One. After driving through that, you will often see lots of sun in the rest of Pacifica. I am a San Francisco native and I have lived in Pacifica for 10 years. In my opinion, there is no difference at all in the weather between these two cities. Both have their foggy parts and both have their sunny parts. (In general, of course, both San Francisco and Pacifica are definitely foggier than Foster City.)
Some parts of Pacifica are quite walkable. Others not so much.
I agree with both Sharon and Sue. The fog is usually worse at the north end of Pacifica and less in the southern end. Also, the further back in the valleys you are, the less fog and more sun. Depending on where you are, you can walk to the beach or at most a short drive. As for walking to places, also depends on where you are but in some areas, can walk to shopping and restaurants.
As for driving to Daly City for work, very close. I would say 10-15 minutes if you are in the southern end and less if in the northern end.
I live in the East Sharp Park area and can walk to the beach, Cafe's and shopping and restaurants.
I would say that if you don't mind some fog, the sunny days are so beautiful that they make up for most if the foggy ones.
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Pacific Coast Real Estate
More foggy in the North end of Pacifica, much less foggy in the Southern end. If you are fog sensitive, I would recommend Park Pacifica, which is the Southern end and back from the beach. That part of Pacifica is much sunnier and warmer, escpecially in the summer months.
As far as things to walk to nearby, of course it depends on where you live in Pacifica. I am in the Southern end but close to the beach, so though sunnier than the North end, it is more foggy than Park Pacifica. However, I can easily walk to Linda Mar Center and the beach, so I love it!
Pacifica is certainly considered a short drive to Daly City, but of course again, it depends are where you are located in Pacifica and where you are going in Daly City.
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Have a great day! Sharon Vella