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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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Bolinas isn't only a hop up the road from Stinson Beach so venture over to a small California beach town that's a bit off of the beaten path. Has an old time Americana feel and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
David B L
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Los Angeles, California
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stockton on tees
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is so remote it's not even signposted, but we'll worth a visit. Bolinas itself is a laid back hippie chic type of town where everyone is friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
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1,758 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Bolinas isn't only a hop up the road from Stinson Beach so venture over to a small California beach town that's a bit off of the beaten path. Has an old time Americana feel and slow pace to things. This is Nature country to enjoy and savor. ...

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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

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 

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vinton, ohio
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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!

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Thank boggsduo
Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
12 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!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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.

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Curacao
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128 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 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.

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Napa
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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

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San Francisco, California
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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.

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Davis, California, United States
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18 attraction reviews
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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.

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