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Address: Bolinas, CA
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A beach with smooth and friendly waves for the surfing beginner.

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Spectacular Walk

We walked from Bolinas to Olema along the coastal route. Incredibly beautiful coast line with groves of mature trees on the ridge line and dramatic views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Tim C
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

So basically the people that found this place 5 minutes before you feel that they are the only ones with the right to be there. Rude locals, dirty beach, lame food, I'm going to agree with the locals on this one, you are better off finding somewhere else to go, head North to Point Reyes or Iverness and you will... More 

Thank ramble o
vinton, ohio
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Quiet, locals beach in Bolinas. When the tide is out you can walk clear around the town via the beach. Dogs play on the beach and it is full of sea birds searching for crabs. I loved this little beach!

Thank boggsduo
Kansas City, Missouri
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We had the time of our lives with private surf lessons from 2 Mile Surf Shop. The instructor was awesome and the equipment worked great. The weather was chilly and we expected some misery, but were warm and had a blast learning to surf!

Thank TreksWithCubs
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We walked from Bolinas to Olema along the coastal route. Incredibly beautiful coast line with groves of mature trees on the ridge line and dramatic views.

Thank Tim C
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107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

surf there often. Love the town. good coffee, laid back people, good place to go relax at the beach or surf. Local not in love with increasing number or tourists.

Thank colorblind123
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It is a beautiful beach low tide or high..stone carvings and painting are interesting. quite a few happy dogs with their owners on walks

Thank applejacksNapa
San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There's a 1960s feel to the place, a bit like Pacifica but much smaller, quiet and away from the crowds. There's a great walk from town to the beach, and loops back around through a nice neighborhood to the Bolinas Main Street.

1 Thank Carlos E
Davis, California, United States
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Gentle waves and surfers of all ages. This is a great place to learn. Parking is a challenge but people are coming and going all the time so patience helps. Don't be scared off by the cool reception of the locals. The beach and surf are worth it.

1 Thank Rebecca A
Brookings, Oregon
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275 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 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.

1 Thank dmc50
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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

1 Thank Paris435805

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