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Bolinas Beach

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THE SEA GIVES UP ITS OWN

It's always great to see nature up close, but not always. A great Blue whale, about 80 feet long... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
micyer
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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Beautiful Secluded Beach, but Hard to Find and Parking Not Easy

Famously, there are no signs on Hwy 1 showing you the way to Bolinas (it is the first left north of... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
14hannon
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Sonoma, California
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A beach with smooth and friendly waves for the surfing beginner.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“low tide” (2 reviews)
“surfers” (4 reviews)
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Bolinas, CA
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It's always great to see nature up close, but not always. A great Blue whale, about 80 feet long, recently was washed ashore near agate cove. In Bolinas.locals here don't usually see such things, so it was a curiosity and News to local TV stations....More

Thank micyer
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Famously, there are no signs on Hwy 1 showing you the way to Bolinas (it is the first left north of Stinson Beach off Hwy 1 just after the lagoon) and the locals are very touchy about the scarce parking. But after you navigate all...More

Thank 14hannon
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Gorgeous sandy beach with rocks and shells to collect. Larger at low tide. Signs saying "Groin" say "Naked Surfers" on the other side:)

Thank minimuffinlover
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Nice local beach where the community hangs out. It's opposite Stinson beach and Bolinas although the out of the way is easy enough to get to! Worth checking out. I found it very similar to an English beach rather than an Californian one which was...More

Thank jackmoore93
Reviewed 28 July 2016

One of our go to beaches when it is 100 degrees inland is go to Bolinas. It has a beautiful beach and lots of birds to watch. It is also where Duxbury tide pools are. A fun place to explore.

Thank June D
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This beach is so remote it's not even signposted, but we'll worth a visit. Bolinas itself is a laid back hippie chic type of town where everyone is friendly.

1  Thank andrea k
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Bolinas isn't only a hop up the road from Stinson Beach so venture over to a small California beach town that's a bit off of the beaten path. Has an old time Americana feel and slow pace to things. This is Nature country to enjoy...More

2  Thank David B L
Reviewed 28 September 2015

So basically the people that found this place 5 minutes before you feel that they are the only ones with the right to be there. Rude locals, dirty beach, lame food, I'm going to agree with the locals on this one, you are better off...More

5  Thank ramble o
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Quiet, locals beach in Bolinas. When the tide is out you can walk clear around the town via the beach. Dogs play on the beach and it is full of sea birds searching for crabs. I loved this little beach!

1  Thank boggsduo
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We had the time of our lives with private surf lessons from 2 Mile Surf Shop. The instructor was awesome and the equipment worked great. The weather was chilly and we expected some misery, but were warm and had a blast learning to surf!

3  Thank TreksWithCubs
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