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Address: Highway 1, Half Moon Bay, CA
Phone Number: 650-728-5336
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Gray whales can often be spotted close to the shore of this scenic beach....

Gray whales can often be spotted close to the shore of this scenic beach. Surrounded by high cliffs, it features a clothing-optional section during the spring.

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Stunning, private but be prepared to climb a LOT of steps

Absolutely stunning private cove just outside of San Francisco near Pacifica. Parking is limited and the steps down to the beach (and back up!) are killer, but it is gorgeous and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
blnavarremary
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Navarre, Florida
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Navarre, Florida
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370 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely stunning private cove just outside of San Francisco near Pacifica. Parking is limited and the steps down to the beach (and back up!) are killer, but it is gorgeous and sometimes you can actually see whales.

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Corona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We went there monday noon time, we felt like we were the only people on that beach for a moment, stll, only a few people was there after an hour, very relaxing and picture perfect cove, no whales though, crossing from parking lot is scary specially with little kids....came back to our truck at parking lot and our truck was... More 

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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We stopped here as a fluke, we couldn't get to the beach but just wanted to check it out so we looked from the cliff next to the road. Although we were told there were no whales we spoted 2 baby grey whales and a mother. Based on their breathing patterns they appeared to be sleeping with the mother watching... More 

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1 Thank Lorraine J
Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This beach can be a little tough to get to - the parking lot is across the street, so be careful crossing. You'll go past a gated road that is a little steep, then turn to your right and go down a short path where you'll eventually get to a set of stairs. My friend and I didn't find the... More 

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Thank Brooke H
San Bruno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It's pretty steep walk down but it's a nice small and secluded little spot. I like to come here before or after a hike along the cliff tops which are accessible right across the road. A few other reviews call it a nude beach, but I've only ever seen one gentleman in the buff a couple times in the many... More 

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Thank Faye2441
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Gray Whale Cove or Devil's Slide is a gem of a beach in northern california. When you get to the parking lot, you have to cross the highway and then head down a steep asphalt driveway past a gate. There is a trashcan and portapotty at the end of the driveway right next to the beginning to a long set... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

You will enter through going down a huge stair case. Its a gorgeous beach with the perfect amount of sun and wind. I had no idea that if you go to the left, clothing is optional. The right side is a little more safe, but you will still see lots of skin. The view from the top is breath taking!

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Thank Angela K
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We went on a monday afternoon and the place is so peaceful. Only a few people relaxing and enjoying the beach while waiting for the sunset. Im glad we waited. Watching the sunset was so beautiful.

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Hampton nh
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255 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped while we were just driving around , was suggested to stop from the hotel and glad we took there advice . Quite spot, and porta potties , saw surfers there , just a great stop if your in the area !

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

and this place is too very beautiful - we have seen whales outside - and it was a great day for us. all beaches are wonderful - except water is of course cold at this north ....

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