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Gold Bluffs Beach

Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, Orick, CA
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We love this place

If you want the comforts of home, stay there. This is an excellent place to camp and experience... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Henry A
Hays, Kansas
Too secluded for my comfort zone

The park and beach is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to but being so secluded... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A beautiful and secluded beach where one can walk a long distance.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fern canyon” (19 reviews)
“soft sand” (2 reviews)
Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, Orick, CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you want the comforts of home, stay there. This is an excellent place to camp and experience both the beach and the forest. The elk add another level of interest. The drive in through the redwood forest is worth making even if you do...More

Thank Henry A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park and beach is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to but being so secluded after traveling down the six mile rough dirt road, I decided to go to a hotel instead. My concern was in the case of an...More

Thank malindaring
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Camped overnight in a secluded spot with the ocean on one side and a mountain behind us. Elk roamed freely and delightfully close. Bathrooms were clean and so was park. Wonderful place to be surrounded by nature.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 23 January 2017

If your vehicle can handle a few potholes, this place is a must-visit. Came here in November, and it was completely empty. This VERY isolated sandy beach nestled between ancient redwoods and the mighty pacific will not disappoint.

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This isn't the kind of beach that you see in the movies. It's an empty rugged beach where you can really experience nature. The roar of the waves and the sunsets are mesmerizing.

1  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The sandy part of this beach stretches really far back; quite a walk to get to the ocean through deep, soft sand ~ (aka - a little strenuous). There was only one other person on the entire beach the day we were there, it was...More

Thank Sunseekergirl77
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful beach reached by a long, dusty drive down a very narrow road. The views of the ocean are amazing and the beach was totally deserted.

Thank Bella B
Reviewed 19 November 2016

First of all to get to Fern Canyon would recommend a SUV/Truck as there were many potholes on the road and also a small stream about 1 ft depth of water you have to drive through. Your shoes/socks will get soaked if you plan on...More

Thank chunny737
Reviewed 9 November 2016

You might be tempted to just drive by Gold Bluffs on your way to Fern Canyon. But, my advice is to stop and enjoy the beach. There are so many cool rocks to discover while walking on the soft sand at the oceans edge. Turn...More

Thank Tonya33
Reviewed 3 October 2016

To get to beach you have to walk over swamp and there are hidden puddle. Some tourist put a log for future tourist to pass through puddle but you should have a good balance. Otherwise.... with the unstable log and unbalance .... you will fall...More

Thank tanje1
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