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Address: 4900 Highway 1, Stinson Beach, Olema, CA
Phone Number: 415-868-9244
Activities: Kayaking, Birdwatching
Description: Just outside of the Point Reyes National Seashore.

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Seals, Birds, and Beautiful Bolinas Lagoon

On our drive along the coast, we drove by and stopped at Bolinas Lagoon. This is a wonderful place to see birds and seals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

On our drive along the coast, we drove by and stopped at Bolinas Lagoon. This is a wonderful place to see birds and seals.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fabulous spot for wildlife. Few places to park along the main road to look at them though. Finding Bolinas proved to be a challenge as the sign was missing.

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Mill Valley, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A great place to park on the roadside and look at nature. Snowy egrets, Grat Blue Herons, Seals, small sharks on occasion. Take the first major road left heading north of stinson Beach to find the Bolinas road (The locals keep ripping down the roadsign to keep away the less adventurous and for a quieter community) and head over to... More 

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Inverness, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This is a fabulous place to bring budding ornithologists who want to view egrets through the nesting, mating, deliver of new chicks cycle. It's a great day trip out of the City-breathtaking drive up Panoramic Highway too. Audubon Canyon Ranch is an excellent place to begin with an overview. Bring your binoculars and a picnic.

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This is a local's favorite and a popular attraction. The lagoon is tricky to visit - parking is very limited and the tides are a big factor. I have seen low tide with the water out 1/4 a mile or a high tide, where surfer's were getting trapped up against the cliffside. The beach is cobbley and very charming. The... More 

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Burlingame CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Combine your visit to Audubon Canyon Ranch with stops at the lagoon to watch the egrets and herons feed, and if you are lucky, watch ospreys hunt! Lots of other waterfowl too.

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