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Amazing

This cove and coast line drive is truely amazing . There is a different formation or site to see... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
l0tusdesigns
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Bunbury, Australia
Beautiful beach that isn't hogged up by tourist.

The beach is beautiful. You don't have a lot of tourist. This is a nice place to come to during the... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
JoeA336
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Norwalk, California
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Jade hunters enjoy looking for this gem on the beach.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“big sur” (6 reviews)
“cliffs” (5 reviews)
“steep” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 1, San Simeon, CA 93920
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This cove and coast line drive is truely amazing . There is a different formation or site to see around every corner.

Thank l0tusdesigns
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The beach is beautiful. You don't have a lot of tourist. This is a nice place to come to during the afternoon when the other beaches are occupied by tourist.

1  Thank JoeA336
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I think the signs were missing because we looked all over for this beach and never found it, but found several ticks in the process!

Thank zoofamily
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I enjoyed my visit to the Jade Cove on a relaxed Monday afternoon. There was nobody else around I spent two hours exploring the trail. Certain stretches of the trail are not easily passable due to the plants, but do make it through, the view...More

2  Thank Meiyi C
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I was intrigued by all the jade for sale in Big Sur and was insisted we stop to find some of our own. It's not that easy! the cove was not marked, the trail led to a steep cliff and it took us a while...More

3  Thank Sojourner_mom
Reviewed 26 January 2016

The place has a mysteriously beautiful vibe to it. When we went there in Sept it was foggy and a bit cold...man was it nice tho. My wife and i just walked around aimlessly in awe...maybe thats why we didn't find any jade...oh well...still killer.

3  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 17 January 2016

The cove is on the south end of the beach. There are laws against picking jade above the mean tide line. But, just walk the beach, carefully, and you're bound to find a piece you'll take home to share with your friends who didn't make...More

4  Thank David J
Reviewed 16 October 2015

If you ilk untouched beauty that showcases the best that Central California has to offer. If you want shops and amenities, don't come here.

Thank OneOrchidLover
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The locals kept stealing the signs for Jade Beach, and besides, they got gobbled up into San Simeon. Walk the beach and look for large natural jade stones wasked down from the local mountains. Craft shops do work in jade and shells, other seaside materials.

1  Thank ANonyMouse45
Reviewed 28 September 2015

fantastic view. we arrived around sunset and the view and drive is a must see when visiting the Calif. coast. There are many stops along the way. In the evening it might be best to be heading south because the sun could be in your...More

1  Thank 1drg
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