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“Beautiful place but time your visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oceano Dunes SVRA

Oceano Dunes SVRA
Pier Avenue, Oceano, CA
805 473-7220
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Oceano
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Sausalito, CA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful place but time your visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was my second time visiting the dunes to ride ATVs but my first time camping and it was a high season. Beautiful place, to be sure but as the weekend approached it was super crowded. The entire beach is not open due to bird nesting season so everyone is camping on the 3 mile strip and it got surprisingly crowded. Plenty to do and see though and fun to be parked on the sand and spend the night with the sound of the ocean constantly there. Warm water for swimming and surfing too.

Visited August 2014
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Miami, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Super cool spot! Must see!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Amazing dunes to ride atv's for hours but BE CAUTIOUS of lots of pits and other riders. Its like mad-max out there!

Visited July 2014
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Oroville, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful and fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We've gone to the dunes a few times. So much fun to drive out on the beach with 4x4 vehicles, quads, OHV's, etc. There is also an open riding area off the beach. They accept reservations for overnight camping and can get really crowded. Many people camp with tents or trailers. You can drive out there with a car, but beware it is sand. People get stuck in the soft sand all the time. Day use is $5. Plan a picnic, campfire, beach combing and water fun. ATV rentals are available on the beach. Also air for tires, dune buggy rides and trailer pumping services. They're are no RV hookups on the beach.

Visited August 2014
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Cathedral City, California
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“everything taken while away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On july 23 2014 we spent the day. The winds ended up being 45 mph so our shade cover broke and the tents got coverd in sand inside and out, we decided to seek shelter in a hotel for the night when we returned the next morning. Everything we had was stolen except the broken frame of the shade cover. This is the Eighth year we've camped on the beach here never had any trouble. We even helped the people next to us when the wind sent thier tent rolling across the sand, we chased it and returned it to them. I will never go back to Oceano beach , to ride or camp. Beware of thieves roaming around late at night or before sunrise

Visited July 2014
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Tehachapi, California
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25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Drive on the Beach!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We have been coming here for 35 years.Great dunes for atv's.Also for people who just want to drive out onto the beach.These opportunities are becoming less available anywhere.Come support the Oceano dunes.Lets keep it open so future generations can enjoy this unique experience.

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