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Address: San Simeon, CA 93452
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Charming and natural beach.

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Beautiful beach with stunning sunsets

Long well maintained boardwalk about 2 miles long. Across the street are eateries and hotels. Rest areas. We saw lots of whales, and dolphins. Nice beach to walk on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
nancypants911
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Long well maintained boardwalk about 2 miles long. Across the street are eateries and hotels. Rest areas. We saw lots of whales, and dolphins. Nice beach to walk on. Absolutely beautiful

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a beach I hadn't been to in many years and was happy to find that a boardwalk had been installed and that it is part of a state park in Ca. The water was so pretty, lots of blues and greens, with crashing waves. You can also rent a hotel room right across the street from the park,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice quiet beach with no sand all rock. It is a nice peaceful area to relax. Spend time looking at all the different rock each is unique to the other. This is not a very populated area so really nice.

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Phoenix, AZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Nice beach with limited swimming due to strong tides. Fun to sift through the rocks in search of the illusive "moonstone". We had a local sit down by us and tell us there is no such thing as a moon stone but that is what they call the semi opaque little stones. We prefer to say we found moonstones. You... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped for a walk on our way up the pacific coast highway. Very quaint little area with several small inns, shops, and restaurants.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a great beach for walking and rock hunting. The churning water leaves no seashell unbroken, but polishes the rocks like no other. I've seen jasper, agates, California jade, and of course the quartz that is the local version of Moonstone, all beautifully rounded and semi polished. If you prefer not to walk in the deep sandy, rocky beach... More 

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Foster City, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This beach offers beautiful sunsets but I wasn't happy with the beach itself. There were some stones but not rich in color. I've been to more beautiful spots.

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wellington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It was so peaceful here - weather was just beautiful - not to mention the gravel on the beach is as pictured above. Wish we had more time there we only spent the one night and did not have much time to search for the rocks. It is amazing to see all the color gravel instead of sand - just... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

July, 2015. Went from Ventura to Hearst Castle on a day trip (6:30 AM to 10:30 PM, door to door). I wanted to stop here because I had visited it in my youth, back in the 1960's. It was a sunnier day than back then and the beach was very much like it had been, mostly pebbles with some sandy... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Stayed at a motel across the road from the beach. Took an evening stroll and a beautiful morning walk along the boardwalk. Very relaxing and envigorating. Great way to start a morning drive along the coast.

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