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Manchester Beach

Point Arena, CA
+1 707-937-5804
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Beautiful and Secluded

An amazing off the beaten track beach where we were able to enjoy the beauty of our world unimpeded... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Carolyn M
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San Rafael, California
beautiful secluded beach

My boyfriend and I recently visited this beach after a stay at the Point Arena Lighthouse. It's a... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
whalehugger
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This 650-acre expanse has huge sand dunes, driftwood and a profusion of wildflowers.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
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Point Arena, CA
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

An amazing off the beaten track beach where we were able to enjoy the beauty of our world unimpeded by the masses. Yes, as other reviewers have stated, a trek from the parking lot is involved, but very much worth the effort! This coastal haven...More

1  Thank Carolyn M
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

My boyfriend and I recently visited this beach after a stay at the Point Arena Lighthouse. It's a long hike from the parking lot to the beach over sandy dunes, so you have to be in walking shape. Once at the beach, you will notice...More

1  Thank whalehugger
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The beach is a bit of a drive off the highway which is not bad, but, once parked, you have to climb a fairly large series of sand dunes to get to the beach and then once there walk a fairly long distance to fine...More

1  Thank tmeebg
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a windy, long, sandy beach with a wet lands area that offers lots of trails in the marsh to explore. Not many people in the area. Nice bike/walk in camp area in some wind protected tree area you have to hike to. No...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had 10 family members ranging from age 2 to age 70. We were all able to walk there and had a lovely time. It is beautiful to view and walk around.

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Remember visiting here as a kid with my parents, now brought my own son here. Gorgeous, expansive beach. Very sparse on people, just the way I like it. Beautiful scenery. TONS of driftwood all over. Well worth the drive to the north coast.

1  Thank Jafrju
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

First off, gorgeous beach! Miles and miles of pretty golden sand, composed of tiny polished pebbles of different colors. My kids literally spent an hour sifting through sand to look at these pebbles. We had some confusion getting here. We arrived at the parking lot,...More

3  Thank AmySue1981
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a beach known for its driftwood, several miles long, in Manchester California, six miles north of Port Arena, accessible from three parking lots at the north end, south end, and middle of the beach. Most of the beach is blocked by bluffs from...More

1  Thank Lee T
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

By all means, take the time to stop here Very peaceful, hardly anyone here which is what I like!! Tourists can be annoying ..none of those around when I was there...beautiful walk to the beach ...an abundance of wildflowers and rolling hills!! Loved it!

1  Thank 31401Waldo
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place. This is an excellent spot for a walk. Pay attention to entry and exit areas from the beach, as it is easy to lose your place. The flowers are phenomenal this spring.

1  Thank Brenhff64
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Kelly B
31 December 2016|
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Response from whalehugger | Reviewed this property |
we were referred to Manchester Beach by a guide at the nearby lighthouse so you might check with them i was amazed at the number of large logs on the beach..not sure why but there were a lot!!!
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Andrew d
25 July 2016|
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Response from 31401Waldo | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are!! Must be on a leash at all times tho'
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