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Salt Point State Park

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Address: Highway 1, Jenner, CA
Phone Number: 707-847-3221
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Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking...

Six miles along the Sonoma Coast, this recreational park includes hiking and horseback trails, plus an underwater reserve for divers.

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Along classic Highway One. It is a must see, tucked in a little bay area with parking, bathrooms and great beach for relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Along classic Highway One. It is a must see, tucked in a little bay area with parking, bathrooms and great beach for relaxing.

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Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We've been visiting the place for more than 15 years and find it one of the most gorgeous places in California. Especially, I'd recommend 4 miles round trip walk to the Stump beach from the Visitor Center. The views are amazing both ways. Strongly recommend taking with you windbreakers.

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Union, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Salt Point State Park has some of the most intriguing geology in California: the "tafoni" structures, that resemble honeycombs in stone. They're all different sizes, in an array of colors, and at different angles. They apparently result from salt-based erosion I've seen them elsewhere (the Cambria coast, Gabriola Island near Vancouver, Canada) and these are among the most compelling. The... More 

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Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

The area is beautiful to drive on CA 1 for sure, but be sure to stop. I would especially recommend a small hike on the overlook of Stump Beach Cove. The waves were crazy on the day we went, so we climbed out on some rocks and got pretty well soaked. Totally worth it though. We would both do it... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My husband and I spent a whole day at the park. In the morning, we hiked a five-mile loop through the forest on the east side of Highway 1. It was a weekday in late September, and we did not see another person the entire three hours. We then went to Gerstle Cove for a picnic lunch, then we hiked... More 

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Dublin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We camped in Salt Point State Park at the Woodside Campground Upper Loop this Labor Day. One car went ahead early to stake claim to two better campsites and the rest of the party showed up late in the evening. We really enjoyed the campground and the various day trips to the beaches we made while there. While overall we... More 

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Visited in late July. Hiked a trail close to the ocean. The rocky coast is never boring. We watched sealions sunbathe, crashing surf, looked into tide pools, and thoroughly enjoyed our day. Unfortunately the visitor center was not open. When coming from the South, be aware there is no sign that proclaims "Salt Point State Park". I think there was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

It's hard to find good 1-2 hour hikes on the PCH (most of the good ones are longer). This is a good shorter one. The tafoni are really interesting and worth seeing.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a great park to explore tide pools, view strange sandstone formations and hike both pine and tan oak woods as well as pygmy forests. It is a wonderful place to camp for all ages, and a premier location for free diving abalone hunting. It is also an excellent place to find a wide diversity of wild mushrooms, but... More 

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Lovely State park, very well informed visitor center, lovely day hikes with breath taking ocean views, 2hrs + hikes are easy to do & well worth your time

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