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Gold Bluffs Beach

Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, Orick, CA
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Pristine Pacific Beach

The road\trail to get here is slow-going and full of big potholes but passable. Hike on to Fern... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Adam S
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Vashon, Washington
Nice beach

It’s a really nice beach with a very nice trail for hiking through Fern Canyon, where several... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Juan N
,
Tijuana, Mexico
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A beautiful and secluded beach where one can walk a long distance.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fern canyon” (22 reviews)
“soft sand” (2 reviews)
“dirt road” (4 reviews)
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Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, Orick, CA
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"potholes"
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

The road\trail to get here is slow-going and full of big potholes but passable. Hike on to Fern Canyon and then come back to Gold Beach to enjoy the golden sand, waves and tall cliffs. Make sure to bring towels for the kids.

2  Thank Adam S
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s a really nice beach with a very nice trail for hiking through Fern Canyon, where several important motion pictures were filmed including Jurassic Park: The Lost World, The Tree of Life, amongst others. It was a nice place to visit for a day trip...More

Thank Juan N
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This beach is huge and picturesque. Really nice. The only drawback is the water. It's very dangerous with a strong undertoe. Do NOT go into the water.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

This is a beautiful beach to spend time at alone or with your friends. Its secluded area that would be great for camping if you want to stay or just time to sit and think. Its a beautiful walk where at times you see elk...More

1  Thank SteelCity13
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

If you want the comforts of home, stay there. This is an excellent place to camp and experience both the beach and the forest. The elk add another level of interest. The drive in through the redwood forest is worth making even if you do...More

1  Thank Henry A
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

The park and beach is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to but being so secluded after traveling down the six mile rough dirt road, I decided to go to a hotel instead. My concern was in the case of an...More

2  Thank malindaring
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

Camped overnight in a secluded spot with the ocean on one side and a mountain behind us. Elk roamed freely and delightfully close. Bathrooms were clean and so was park. Wonderful place to be surrounded by nature.

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

If your vehicle can handle a few potholes, this place is a must-visit. Came here in November, and it was completely empty. This VERY isolated sandy beach nestled between ancient redwoods and the mighty pacific will not disappoint.

2  Thank Aaron S
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

This isn't the kind of beach that you see in the movies. It's an empty rugged beach where you can really experience nature. The roar of the waves and the sunsets are mesmerizing.

2  Thank Larry W
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

The sandy part of this beach stretches really far back; quite a walk to get to the ocean through deep, soft sand ~ (aka - a little strenuous). There was only one other person on the entire beach the day we were there, it was...More

1  Thank Sunseekergirl77
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