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“charming little beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Schooner Gulch State Beach

Schooner Gulch State Beach
Schooner Gulch Road and State Highway 1, Point Arena, CA 95468
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Watsonville, CA
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“charming little beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Just a short walk from Highway 1 takes you to this little cove, and a short hike to the north gets you to famous Bowling Ball Beach. If you like to beach-wander, put this on your list.

Visited November 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“You will have the beach to yourself”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Small little beach reachable after a short walk. The beach itself is not spectacular but is pretty, with a creek emptying into the ocean which divides the beach in two. The best thing about the beach, however, is that it appears to be ignored by most people. We did not see a single other person at the beach while we were there and the isolation made it very peaceful as we watched the waves crashing and whales spouting in the distance.

Visited January 2013
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Gualala, California
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“gotta hike”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

There is a path down to the small beach, but if you want to walk on Bowling Ball Beach, be prepared to hike and do a little climbing. Parking on Hwy 1 (south-facing only) can be treacherous, so be careful.

Visited May 2012
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