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“Nice walking area” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manchester Beach

Manchester Beach
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Owner description: This 650-acre expanse has huge sand dunes, driftwood and a profusion of wildflowers.
Oak Island, North Carolina
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice walking area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

It was a nice walk to see the beautiful rugged coastline; about four miles from Point Arena. The wildflowers are beautiful in May along the hike.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Blow you away!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

This beach is almost totally deserted. It is wild and open, with crashing surf and lots of crazy looking drift wood. If you came to Northern California for this sort of stuff, make plans to walk the beach. Alow about 2-4 hours.

Visited April 2014
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3 Thank 000MikeXXX
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Stockton, CA
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Worth the walk to the beach....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

As otehrs have said it is about a 10 minute walk to the beach but it is worth every step. We were glad we read the advise to wear long pants as the grass was quite high...about knee length. It is cutely posted with sign with arrows on driftwood peices pointing the way to the beach.

Once on the beach it is a large expanse of sand where one could walk for miles and miles and miles and miles...sorry my inner 60's childhood escaping..with apologies to the WHO. Wishe we had the time to do so but we were really trying for a taste of the Point Arena area and had place to go...including home after one more stop...

I would suggest being self sufficient as there is no store here as someone else pointed out. There is a restroom and some picnic tables but that was about it.

Next time I will bring beach toys for my daughter for building sand castles and a kite would have been nice too.

Did not see the sunset but bet it can be gorgeous on this beach. Worth a stop.

Visited April 2014
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6 Thank Thorn1
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Los Banos
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280 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“An Average Beach.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Park and walk. Ten minutes to the beach. A couple picnic tables and a restroom. That sit. No other facilities like a store.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Thomas L
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northern Calif.
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“World Class Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This beach is right up there with any gorgeous beach that I have visited on this beautiful planet.
The sunsets are especially good this time of year.

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Normafrancis
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