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Cool Amtrak Unmanned Non-Station

This is one of (the only?) place where the Surfliner passenger train syops right on the beach. No... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Harry B
Livermore, California
Where are the people?

This beach has limited access from March 1 until Oct. 1st due to the nesting season of the snowy... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Elizabeth L
Lompoc, California
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3 May 2018
“Cool Amtrak Unmanned Non-Station”
20 Apr 2018
“Where are the people?”
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W Ocean Ave, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, CA 93436
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Don't waste your time. It's a beach of you can't can't cant. Just close this beach permanently for the stupid bird (everyone knows it's not about the bird) who wants to go to a beach and not be able to do anything but look at...More

2  Thank Mich m
Reviewed June 27, 2018

I love this beach but the nature of the Fish and Game Nazis that hand out citations for ridiculous violations keeps me away.

1  Thank Davd W
Reviewed May 3, 2018

This is one of (the only?) place where the Surfliner passenger train syops right on the beach. No attendents, no ticket machine. Mostly people running up to San Luis Obispo. So jazzed to see the train arrive while I was visiting. It is a LONG...More

Thank Harry B
Reviewed April 20, 2018

This beach has limited access from March 1 until Oct. 1st due to the nesting season of the snowy plover. No dogs are allowed on the beach during that period. BUT, from Oct. 1 until March, this is a great beach to walk. Beware, there...More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We love walking along this beach. Unfortunately it is closed off all summer due to the Snowy Plover. If half of it could remain open, we could take our dogs walking yes around.

Thank Helen Y
Reviewed September 20, 2017

This beach is right by the train tracks, you have to wait for the train to cross from the parking lot to the beach. Once at the beach it has nice soft sand, a chance for collecting sand dollar shells, and do a little beach...More

3  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Okay, I'll cover the basics quickly so we can get to the interesting part. Yes, it's a park where you can picnic, eat your sandwich, and watch the train go by (more about that soon), and the birding here is incredible: not just cormorants, but...More

2  Thank TheSantaBarbarians
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

If you go under the tracks you are at ocean park, if you go up the road and cross over them you are at surf. Ocean park is closed a great deal because of the snowy plovers. They are beautiful and just like everyone and...More

1  Thank 697kristik
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Playground is fun for little kids, don't come here if you wanna get in the ocean!! Last time we watched a kid walk across the bridge.

Thank Tomhinkens
Reviewed June 17, 2017

We drove out to the ocean and were excited to know we could access the beach...adjacent to the parking lot there are several signs and maps describing the area, flora and fauna...however when went under the old railroad bridge to walk to the ocean it...More

Thank Ron T
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Response from 697kristik | Reviewed this property |
There are plenty but I am not sure what you consider nearby. Going south on highway 1 there is Jalama, they have a restaurant, surfing, picnic area, 20 min. 40 min south on 101 toward Santa Barbara, gaviota just after rest... More