Pedro Summit is the highest point on Pedro Point Headland. San Pedro Rock below juts out to sea at the north end of the curved shoreline stretching along the Devil's Slide coast to the south. On a clear day it has great vistas including views of San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Tamalpais and Marin County stretching westward to Pt. Reyes, and the Farallon Islands.
To the east, the north facing slopes are covered by an exceptional stand of coastal prairie, another environmentally sensitive habitat along the coast. Pacific reed grass, California fescue, and numerous rare plants occur here.
Shelter Cove was a major site for “rum running” during prohibition and for coast side recreation.