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Nice beach with average waves

Great beach for taking a long walk. Family friendly and dogs can be on leash. There is plenty of... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
FullTiltTraveler
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Boulder Creek, California
4 bathrooms up top, good parking, steep walk down

Liked this beach more than others in SC. There is a hike down/up, but once down you are on a much... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
MissKeely
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San Jose, CA
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Great beach for taking a long walk. Family friendly and dogs can be on leash. There is plenty of room for folks to play.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Liked this beach more than others in SC. There is a hike down/up, but once down you are on a much more flat beach that goes on and on in both directions. Plenty of sitting area. No portapotties or bathrooms on the sand, so with...More

Thank MissKeely
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Great local beach which is fantastic for surfing and just relaxing. The rip tides are strong so be careful... Easy to get to and quiet then Boardwalk beaches. Shells are fun to find here...

1  Thank makeitso4u
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Heard someone say they saw a bunch of broken sand dollars here so had to check it out. Showed up right before sunset and low tide and was lots of clam shells and whole sand dollars. And sunset was amazing! Lucky last minutes decision. Nice...More

1  Thank Dee S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I came here with my three young kids and we all had a great time enjoying playing in the surf. There were a number of surfers and wake boarders catching the medium sized waves. The beach is relatively spacious by Northern California standards so we...More

Thank yiata
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great beach for strolling, water activities, and lounging. However, it is a bit of a hike down to the beach.

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Cali cities. Awesome sunset views and comfortable tent sites. Firewood for sale and easily accessible bathrooms and showers.

1  Thank Katshibby
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I will recommend this beach to anyone who is looking for a non-crowded location to catch a glimpse of the sunset from shore. There is a nominal charge for parking, but during summer weekends (after 6pm), there are no attendants to check. The beach is...More

1  Thank subh27
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I come here everyday at sunset. This is a long sandy beach - I believe you can walk all the way to Moss Landing from here - with great even waves for playing in and surfing. The sunsets here are so beautiful, even the firefighters...More

Thank Libi K
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Easy access, large parking lot, clean bathrooms, fire pits, showers to wash the sand off, seasonally staffed Guard tower and usually not crowded except for holidays and weekends. Be careful of the strong rip currents. Popular surf spot. Can walk for miles either direction even...More

1  Thank gerryv59
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gtsunfun
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Response from IslandGirlMick | Reviewed this property |
The sand from the parking lot/road is soft and deep. You will have a long walk. If you want to take a bike, go to Rio Del Mar or Seacliff in Aptos. Or go even further north and ride East Cliff.
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