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Border Field State Park

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Address: San Diego, CA
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I found this a very intriguing place to visit and stand right by the fences bordering the US and Mexico. It was an eye opener and a lot of families go here to interact with their... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
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Westminster, California
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Spencer, Iowa
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have traveled around the country and have visited many State and National parks within the U.S. While this park could use some TLC, it is by far our favorite. We went on a chilly day and walked along the beach. This park is simple, but extremely beautiful and unique! We have traveled around the globe and... More 

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Westminster, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I found this a very intriguing place to visit and stand right by the fences bordering the US and Mexico. It was an eye opener and a lot of families go here to interact with their familes on the Mexico side. I highly recommend a visit down here. It's only about 20 minutes from downtown San Diego. The beach on... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I visited the park on the way back to San Diego from a morning visit to Tijuana. I had not heard of this park before, but found it on TripAdvisor for things to do in San Diego. The reviews and pictures looked appealing, so made a note to give it a try. As others noted, you have to park in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The Border Field State Park is about 20 minutes south of San Diego. It consists of a large nature preserve, beaches and a very small picnic area adjacent to the border fence. Other than a few tables, grills and porta potties, there are no other amenities. No lifeguard is on duty at the beach and warning signs for rip tides... More 

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San Diego, California
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290 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Border Field State Park has a myriad of trails. One foot path goes from the small parking lot on a gravel area at the entrance to the park to the ocean with views of the wall and Tijuana; this takes about 15-20 minutes walking. Or ride a horse from a nearby stable. Another option is discovering the flora and fauna... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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194 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We park 1.5 miles out and hiked to get to the border as the driving road was closed today due to rain. You turn left where the road turns toward to border - don't go straight if you are trying to get to the beach and border. Because you will end up another .5 mile from the border. We had... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

This isn't in a lot of the tourist info, but someone local told me about it and it was amazing. We went during the week so you had to park outside the gate and walk to the beach (others said about 1.5 miles each way). We did and were rewarded with a close up view of Mexico. My 3 kids... More 

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Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

During the week the gate is closed, but overall the hike is less than 3 miles round trip. It's well worth it, but if its a warm day be sure to bring some water. There were helicopters circling the field above, but as soon as we started to approach the wall on the beach they moved over. Three Border Patrol... More 

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Thank Eternal_Wandrlust
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Loved this trip. We did the walk to the oven since the park gates were closed. Long walk but scenic. Beautiful and windy day. Extremely high surf made for interesting views and pictures. Walked fairly close to the fence and no one bothered us but they were definitely watching. We were the only couples on the beach. Was a nice... More 

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Thank Iris M
Kihei, Hawaii
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

No seriously, there is cameras and border patrol watching everything. One feels rather secure with authorities watching. It's a cool beach to view the the physical border between USA and Mexico.

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