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Amazing place to camp!

This is a beautiful beach. There is campground right on the beach where you can listen to the... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Wendy H
Long drive to get there

I only gave this 4 stars because of the miles of driving on tight (dangerous feeling) dirt roads to... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Jana R
mckinleyville, United States
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A beautiful and secluded beach where one can walk a long distance.
Prairie Creek Redwood State Park, Orick, CA 95555
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

This is a difficult drive to get to, there is an entrance fee and certainly not worth it when compared to many other places to get to the beach/ocean in a much easier fashion. Go to the beach at the nearby Visitors Center south of...More

Thank JimM-NJ
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is a beautiful beach. There is campground right on the beach where you can listen to the waves crash at night.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

I only gave this 4 stars because of the miles of driving on tight (dangerous feeling) dirt roads to get there. Also, be prepared to cross a few streams. Once you get there you can easily walk the beach or go to Fern Canyon (where...More

Thank Jana R
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This beach is extremely wide with very few people in sight. Watched a net fisherman bring in a shark.

1  Thank _judyporta
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
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
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
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
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

2  Thank Henry A
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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Shannon F
July 22, 2018|
Response from Zhenia1 |
Yes, they are allowed on the beach. You can not take them to Fern canyon though.