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Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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If you have a vehicle check out Cholla Bay, the road to it is hard sand, dusty, dirty & bumpy but not a problem in our Subaru. The bay itself is an experience because of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
RockinRobin55
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Durango, Colorado
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

So many sand dollars and great beach combing ! Walked out 2 1/2 miles while tide was out. Awesome !!!

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Tucson, AZ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For the most part we only visit Cholla for JJ's but we also cruise around and just take a look at the little bay. It's quiet and out of the way but worth taking a look at.

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Durango, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you have a vehicle check out Cholla Bay, the road to it is hard sand, dusty, dirty & bumpy but not a problem in our Subaru. The bay itself is an experience because of the extreme tide (especially at New/Full Moon) and all kinds of sea treasures are to be found. The town is also a fun experience, there's... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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362 reviews 362 reviews
112 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had a fun time looking for shells at low tide. The tides down here really are pretty radical. We looked in vain during lowest tide for sand dollars, but they eluded us. Fun area to check out.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I wish we would have found this place earlier in the day. We had a great time looking for shells and even found an angry blue crab. We're not big swimmers but love just exploring. We did have to ask a local how to get to it.

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north port florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Cholla Bay town looked like it was mostly vacation homes set in a dust bowl on the ocean. We found a public area near the water and had a 10 minute walk over some treacherous rocks to get to a fishing place. You have to watch it if the tide is coming in or you can get stuck and not... More 

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Bisbee, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

50 years ago this place was dusty dirty backwater refuge for low cost dwellers seeking beachfront property. Now there are more of the same not making it any better.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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138 reviews 138 reviews
16 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

So I am biased, As I have a house here. The gentleman who referred to it as a "redneck riviera" has zero clue what he is talking about. zero. Yes there are some houses that are not used and not upgraded, however more then not are or are in the process. And the ones that are done would be very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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133 reviews 133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Kind of a community of expats on their own on the other side of the big sand dunes. Only negative is there is a big tide which means no water to swim in for 1/2 the day.

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It is somewhat typical of Mexico, however the tide change is impressive! Great place to bring a rake and collect some clams at low tide

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