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Address: Point Arena, CA
Phone Number: 7079375804
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This 650-acre expanse has huge sand dunes, driftwood and a profusion of...

This 650-acre expanse has huge sand dunes, driftwood and a profusion of wildflowers.

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Great Long Sandy Beach

This is a windy, long, sandy beach with a wet lands area that offers lots of trails in the marsh to explore. Not many people in the area. Nice bike/walk in camp area in some wind... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
xfil911
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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112 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a windy, long, sandy beach with a wet lands area that offers lots of trails in the marsh to explore. Not many people in the area. Nice bike/walk in camp area in some wind protected tree area you have to hike to. No one ever seems to know about that area. The camp ground is very nice but... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 10 family members ranging from age 2 to age 70. We were all able to walk there and had a lovely time. It is beautiful to view and walk around.

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San Jose, California
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Remember visiting here as a kid with my parents, now brought my own son here. Gorgeous, expansive beach. Very sparse on people, just the way I like it. Beautiful scenery. TONS of driftwood all over. Well worth the drive to the north coast.

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CA
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

First off, gorgeous beach! Miles and miles of pretty golden sand, composed of tiny polished pebbles of different colors. My kids literally spent an hour sifting through sand to look at these pebbles. We had some confusion getting here. We arrived at the parking lot, no problem. We saw a sign post, which seemed to direct people to a footpath... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a beach known for its driftwood, several miles long, in Manchester California, six miles north of Port Arena, accessible from three parking lots at the north end, south end, and middle of the beach. Most of the beach is blocked by bluffs from the land. The three parking lots connect to trails through sand dunes leading to the... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

By all means, take the time to stop here Very peaceful, hardly anyone here which is what I like!! Tourists can be annoying ..none of those around when I was there...beautiful walk to the beach ...an abundance of wildflowers and rolling hills!! Loved it!

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1 Thank 31401Waldo
Columbus, OH
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53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place. This is an excellent spot for a walk. Pay attention to entry and exit areas from the beach, as it is easy to lose your place. The flowers are phenomenal this spring.

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1 Thank Brenhff64
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

this is the calmer part of the northern california coast as there's actually sandy beach here. Undeveloped and not a lot of parking so likely quieter and better for relaxing and hiking around. As it was prime WINTER we didnt check for surf safety ratings

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Forestville, California
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116 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Starting just north of the Point Arena lighthouse, this sandy beach goes on and on, with plenty of room to walk on the beach or in the dunes. Great views of the lighthouse, lots of driftwood in spots, and free to access! A great way to spend the day if you're in the Manchester/Pt. Arena area.

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Elk, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Long remote northern Californian beach. Fully exposed to the north pacific. The sternetto public lands adjacent to the south and the Point Arena lighthouse add another 10 miles of exposed open bluff access.

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