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Address: Shelter Cove, CA

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Beautiful but dangerous!!!

It is a wonderful view. Awesome to walk along the coast and lay on the beach in the sun (far enough from the surf of course) but with the rip tide and sneaker waves it is SO... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It is a wonderful view. Awesome to walk along the coast and lay on the beach in the sun (far enough from the surf of course) but with the rip tide and sneaker waves it is SO DANGEROUS!!! Just last week a man drowned trying to save his son that had slipped off of the rocks! Locals want to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Beautiful, very romantic and secluded. The sand was soft and black. The ocean was a bit rough, so we did not dare enter the water. Peaceful and breathtaking!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wow! Secluded, no one on the beach, but us until the end when the local kids were getting ready for an evening bonfire. Beautiful, not sandy, more pebbles so mind your feet, but worth it! Great to walk along the shore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were there all by ourselves to enjoy the beautiful sunset. The beach was beautiful. Full of perfectly smooth skipping rocks.

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Seguin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Black sand beach is gorgeous. If you love to walk on the beach, watch whales, observe awe inspiring waves that crash like thunder on the beach. It's just God's artistry at it's best!

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aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Just WoW, one of the best beach i have ever visited and we managed to see Sea lions . Well recommended

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The shore in this part of California is pretty rugged. There are nice beaches (black sand) you can walk on, but the rocky coast is the prettiest. LOTS of wildlife to see...whales, seals, otters. We climbed all over the rocks and found tidal pools with cool stuff.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a big beach so no fear of feeling crowded in. We do recommend shoes vs. flip-flops for the beach though.

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you meet Dina of Shelter Cove, she can show you around the beach. It is a good hike to the beach and the sand is mysteriously black. If you are an oceanographer or a geologist I recommend this place for you.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Loved it! Can't wait to return. The feeling of the warm pebbles on your back is bliss. Hiked down to the rock pile but will be prepared to go further next time.

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