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Bolinas Beach

Address: Bolinas, CA
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Bolinas
Activities: Kayaking, Surfing
Owner description: A beach with smooth and friendly waves for the surfing beginner.
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Activities: Kayaking, Surfing
Owner description: A beach with smooth and friendly waves for the surfing beginner.

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SF Bay Area
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183 reviews 183 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

we happened by bolinas beach by accident, touring through the little town. we parked and walked down on the beach. a gem of a beach. so many seashells at the water's edge and also at the highest tide line. such an assortment of different types. the beach is protected from wind and is lovely to walk along.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Best place ever Beach great, town great atmosphere great But, don't tell. It is a hidden gem on the coast

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San Jose, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed at Smiley's and were able to take a short walk in either directin to get to the beach. It's a quaint little beach in a quaint little town. We were there during the week, so it was very qiet and not the least bit crowded.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I come to California all the time and have never heard of this town, until NY Times wrote up about it. Great coastal town with great beaches and nice local shops and a great little budge restaurant the Coast Cafe. Great BBQ! It is really worth a quick visit!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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130 reviews 130 reviews
28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was too cold to go in the water, but as a place for a view, it is first rate. We walked down a few times. We were sure we saw seals swimming below us at night.

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Walnut Creek, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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