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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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This is the newly established northern border of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. As an ocean conservation-minded person, that means a lot to me.

Reviewed December 24, 2016
Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed December 24, 2016

This is the newly established northern border of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. As an ocean conservation-minded person, that means a lot to me.

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Berkley, Michigan
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while visiting the near by lighthouse. We followed the trail down to the beach and watched the surfers. It was quite windy and chilly while we were there but in nice weather, this would be a great place to picnic and spend the day.

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Reviewed October 10, 2016

Quite a hike to the ocean through deep sand. We took chairs and just sat and watched the waves. The beach itself has lots of kelp and drift wood. Anytime you can watch the ocean is peaceful!

1 Thank IdahoSue
San Rafael, California
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57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

An amazing off the beaten track beach where we were able to enjoy the beauty of our world unimpeded by the masses. Yes, as other reviewers have stated, a trek from the parking lot is involved, but very much worth the effort! This coastal haven has all the beauty of other Northern California coastlines, without the crowds due to it's... More 

1 Thank Carolyn M
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

My boyfriend and I recently visited this beach after a stay at the Point Arena Lighthouse. It's a long hike from the parking lot to the beach over sandy dunes, so you have to be in walking shape. Once at the beach, you will notice lots of tree trunk debris..lots of it !!! I'm not sure why, but it is... More 

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Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016

The beach is a bit of a drive off the highway which is not bad, but, once parked, you have to climb a fairly large series of sand dunes to get to the beach and then once there walk a fairly long distance to fine a decent spot to lounge. Should you stay long enough to need the restroom facilities,... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

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
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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.

1 Thank Jafrju
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27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank AmySue1981

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