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Bolinas Beach

Bolinas, CA
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Bolinas
Type: Beaches
Activities: Kayaking, Surfing
Description: A beach with smooth and friendly waves for the surfing beginner.
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Walnut Creek, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Sun and surf, sand and shells - what's not to like? We took the young kids and all had fun in the shallow shore of rocks and sand... the surf was pounding in the distance, and the beach was fairly deserted, with occasional dog walkers and couples walking by... truly a fabulous refreshing renewal of the spirit.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

After finding Stinson Beach too full to park at, we decided to go down the road to Bolinas Beach at the suggestion of a cousin. There is no sign off of Hwy 1, as if they don't want people to know about this place. I found it to be magical. Beautiful houses with gardens, lots of trees and ferns, cute... More

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Rocklin, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

After reading negative reviews about the townsfolk in Bolinas, I expected rudeness, but didn't receive anything of the sort! Nice little town, welcoming locals. DELICIOUS street tacos from a truck parked in the parking lot by the Two Mile Surf Shop. Loved the beach - i have a thing for graffiti and there is a very long 'sea wall' there... More

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Willard, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Lots of surfers, old and young at the beach even in Feb. and a few cafes to eat at. Nice cafe with great coffe and pastries. The wife even had eggs and bacon.

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San Francisco, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great wide open beach not too crowded. We like to walk our dogs and take in the beauty that surrounds us.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

There was a lot of dog poop just left on the beach so not too appealing...I would take my kids to a different beach.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

State beaches have a no dogs allowed rule. While at Stinson Beach we were told we couldn't have our dog on leash there despite many dogs running around on the beach. We drove over to Bolinas and could enjoy our dog and the beach. It's a very relaxed beach with other dogs. We've never had any trouble with our dog... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2005

we were looking for a week spent in combo of San Francisco and the No Ca coast. On the internet found the Beach House, Bolinas ----- A great base ! the drive to Bolinas out of SF is incredible..highway follows the coast and goes through the Muir Woods National Park area. Then in Bolinas you can hike the Point Reyes... More

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