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Border Field State Park

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Address: , San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-575-3613
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Interesting. Found sand dollars on beach

Didn't know what to expect. Hike was not bad at all as road was closed. The beach area part had tons of sand dollars and shells so we really enjoyed that. We came up on border... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and i were in san Diego this past weekend. He really wanted to drive to Tijuana just to say we went. i was not very happy with that and did not feel safe so we compromised and went to Border Field State Park. I was very nervous to drive in there but when i realized that border patrol... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The road to the beach was closed (someone there said it had been closed for at least a year, not sure if this is accurate) so it was a long walk from where you could park (mapped it and it said 2 miles but I am not sure that is exactly accurate) but it was a very long, hot walk.... More 

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Pulled up and surprised to see the road to the park entrance was blocked but saw we could walk in. So we parked our car and began the hike down to the beach area, approximately 2 miles or so. Saw border patrol in trucks as well as on ATV and there are cameras everywhere watching you every move. Once we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Didn't know what to expect. Hike was not bad at all as road was closed. The beach area part had tons of sand dollars and shells so we really enjoyed that. We came up on border patrol, and she was great. Explained to us how on Sundays they families meet st the wall and have church and talk. She explained... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I had studied the US/Mexico border several years ago and was struck by a video sequence that showed people on either side of the border fence where it extends into the sea, so was keen to see this for real. I visited on a Monday and had to leave my rental car at the first car park on the end... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Border Field State Park is a somewhat depressing park. Don't come for the beach, but instead come to appreciate the strangeness of the border as it ends in the ocean. It's somewhat surreal, and gives you pause to think about the absurdity of borders. By the way, I'd recommend closed-toe shoes!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As a resident of coastal Virginia, I wanted to visit this different and unusual state park. Google Maps provide easy driving directions from San Diego. Begin your park adventure by following Monument Road until you reach the entrance gate. If the gate is open there will be a $5.00 admission fee. Park your vehicle, grab your camera, bottled water and... More 

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Just how everyone is saying its a lonely state park went there on a Saturday afternoon gate was open paid 5 dollars at the booth for entry drive down the road for 1 mile takes you to the picnic area and restrooms. There's a area were you can walk up to the primary fence and see through the small holes... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you don't mind walking for a few miles, you get a beach and nature area all for yourself. Lots of birds, butterflies and lizards. It's also nice to see the busy mexican side of the border.

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Chula Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This park is located at the most southwestern corner of the continental U.S. I've visited 3 times and the park has been closed to vehicles all times. There is a parking lot just outside of the park entrance. Park there, then walk about a mile and a half to view the border fence going into the ocean. It's mostly flat... More 

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