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Address: San Andreas Road, Aptos, CA
Phone Number: 831-761-1795
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Manresa is a fun beach and surf location!

Manresa Beach can be awesome surf. Lot's of parking. Lot's of marine life visible form the parking lot or beach. Nice beach walks!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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Aptos, California
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Aptos, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Manresa Beach can be awesome surf. Lot's of parking. Lot's of marine life visible form the parking lot or beach. Nice beach walks!

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Thank singingsurfer
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We went for sunset. It was calm and peaceful. Not many people and a huge beach flat. Great for playing, walking, some easy surfing and awesome views.

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Thank Aaron E
Soquel, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This is a nice beach for sand castle building, picnicking, having some space in-between you and the others families. It is a hike with all of you belongings, so cut down what you want to bring. It isn't too much of a swimmer's beach, as the waves cross over each other. Skim boarders do well here. If you want to... More 

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Thank Prettyshells
Rio Rancho
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92 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This is a large beautiful beach. We were there during the week while school was in session so I don't know how crowded it gets. There are a couple of easy trails to walk along the cliff overlooking the beach. The first access to the beach is a very long staircase. Further down the path is a paved ramp and... More 

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Vacaville, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I like to sit and watch the waves and the sea life. We have been planning on staying a day at the beach here, however we picked the wrong day. It was full. Next time for sure. We try to visit here once a month.

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Thank Tara H
Bellevue, Washington
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Went to this beach one evening from our KOA campground to watch the sunset and, WOW. Sunset was beautiful, beach was kept pretty clean, and the parking lot was also pretty clean. Didn't try the restrooms, but did note that they're available. Several families were doing big campfires on the beach.

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Thank Mhgretsch
Branson
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76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Clean, restrooms but no showers, lots of stairs to climb or a tall ramp. It did have pits for fires which would be nice, but they were all taken.

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Sedona, Arizona
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The beach was not crowded and had a feeling of seclusion. It was clean and soft to walk along. The further you walk, the fewer people there are.Best of all, the beach is dog friendly, so take your pets to enjoy a romp along the sand. Bring your body board if the the waves are right, it's a blast to... More 

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Mariposa, California
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband come here often when visiting the coast with or without our dog. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank Beverley J
Dublin, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a stretch of beach. The perfect sampling of our California coastline. A great beach work out,and clean!

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Thank Trish B

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