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Address: San Andreas Road, Aptos, CA
Phone Number: 831-761-1795
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Activities: Camping

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Great beach

This beach is long and beautiful. Dog friendly. You can enjoy the sunset from here! During our visit we found lots of by the wind sailor jelly fish washed up on shore. They are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Santa Clara, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Just every where right now, but they migrate around a lot. if you see little white "wings" on the beach, stay out. Those are the jelly fish skins.

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Folsom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This beach is long and beautiful. Dog friendly. You can enjoy the sunset from here! During our visit we found lots of by the wind sailor jelly fish washed up on shore. They are beautiful as well.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My wife and I went here to check it out and took our two Rat Terriers , we had a great time and it was a beautiful day ... We are going to go here camping at the campground so we can enjoy this beach even longer ... The campground has a few sites with electric and water hookups ...... More 

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Sebastopol, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I was there on a weekday. Hardly anyone else in a wide expanse of beach. A glimpse of a whale spraying off in the distance. A little windy, but beautiful sunshine. Conducive to meditation or artistic creativity, although all I did was drink in the fresh air and view.

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Aptos
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Beautiful Sands and native plants surrounded by strawberry fields. Clean bathrooms and parking. Long expansive vistas of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary with birding and hiking and for those that choose, a dip in the Bay.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very quiet and natural place. Away from the freeway. Surf Mecca. You could walk forever in either direction.

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Bermuda Dunes, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a great place to camp with your family. The ocean is a short walk and it is absolutely peaceful. The only problem is that you have to walk a bit to get to your campsite. Be prepared to walk. Maybe carry a wagon.

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Fremont, California
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2,417 reviews 2,417 reviews
1,494 attraction reviews
1,372 helpful votes 1,372 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For picnics there is a parking area where you can get a very nice view of the ocean below. Before or after enjoying a picnic, Manresa State Beach is a nice one for a walk.

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Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We opted to try a VRBO that fit our parameters for price and amenities. The property we selected was located in Aptos and above Manresa State Beach. What we didn't expect to see was the abundance of sea life: whales, pelicans, seals and pairs of dolphins that swam 30 feet off the beach. We watched beach goers run to keep... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

If you are a walker, this is a wonderful beach to go & go. Either way you walk for miles without worry of getting stuck by tides. The sand is wide against cliffs with a nice collection of shells, & sand dollars.

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