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Address: 1208 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
Phone Number: 415-669-1140
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Activities: Hiking
Description: Encompasses beaches, a majestic forest, leisure hikes and wild animals.

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A very popular place for locals and visitors alike

This is a State Park and so comes with a modest entrance fee. It has a large beach with a nearby float where teenagers like to hang out. It has picnic facilities and lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Mary Ann P
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Inverness, California
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Inverness, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is a State Park and so comes with a modest entrance fee. It has a large beach with a nearby float where teenagers like to hang out. It has picnic facilities and lovely waterside hiking trails. Of historical note is a trail to "Indian Beach". Where local Miwok Indians lived, harvesting oysters and other fresh local food at the... More 

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

whenever I come her it's so easy to stop in and enjoy the Heart's desire Beach. There are toilets, easy walks, and a small beach to enjoy reading a book. Not a party place (thankfully!)

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Watsonville, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Wonderful visitors center with interesting wildlife display in natural setting. Picnic area, bathrooms. Lots of trails

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yosemite
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a wonderful area to explore for kayaking and hiking, only one and half hours from the Bay area. We took the bioluminescence kayaking trip, which was magical.

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San Francisco, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Love the ocean views, wildflowers, the elk herd, not many other people around, easy to access, near McClure's Beach.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful little beach perfect for families. Kayak heaven. Bring your coolers, grill, family and friends. Water is cool but for the hearty souls there is a raft to swim out to. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

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Santa Fe, NM
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Some sweet, small bay beaches provide water access in quiet setting with nice spots to picnic and explore. Lots of people were using the beaches to launch kayaks, paddleboards and others just enjoying the sun. On one beach we saw a seal up close and personal right near the shore. This is a nice place to spend a day.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a fantastic time hiking through the area to a lovely, secluded beach, and stopping for amazing barbecue oysters at the Hog Island Oyster Co.

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SF Bay Area
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was a beautiful park, with gorgeous paths lined with old growth trees and foliage (you do have to watch out for poison oak). I was treated to osprey versus turkey vulture "dogfights" near an osprey nest at Indian beach. The families playing on the beach honestly looked like a Renoir, the lighting and setting were so nice. I really... More 

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Davis, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent the morning hiking around, taking pictures of the ocean and the wild flowers. We saw a seal, and lots of people out on the rocks fishing. One man in a wet suit had a harpoon. I would be terrified to bring a child here, just because of the amount of times that I, a fully functional adult, nearly... More 

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