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Address: Daly City, CA

State park with a beach and a great fishing area.

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Small but nice

It's small so less crowded, but still a nice way to see the ocean and the coastal line. The most amazing thing is the old trees on the hill, which are awesome backdrop for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It's small so less crowded, but still a nice way to see the ocean and the coastal line. The most amazing thing is the old trees on the hill, which are awesome backdrop for pictures. It is easy to find a parking spot too.

Thank flora z
Daly City, California
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I you're ever driving on HWY 1 and in need to take a break and hang out on the beach or see a quick view of the Pacific Ocean, stop into Thornton Beach! If you're driving south on 1 from SF it will be to your right side, if you're coming from 280 you exit John Daly, make a left... More 

Thank jaymers11
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99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Just a few minutes south of the border of San Francisco, you will find Thornton Beach Vista and from there the Thornton Beach State Park. The little parking lot at the vista point is easily accessible from Skyline Boulevard. I walked to the edge of the pedestrian vista point in chilly Peninsula wind and fog only to be rewarded with... More 

Thank Audrey C
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

wow, this is just such a gorgeous place to go out for a run or go for a walk. There is a trail that leads you to a gorgeous view1

Thank jonnyfor64
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

I grew up right here,San Francisco ,I love all our coastal beaches and parks,also they hang glide along these cliffs .and the view is "Spectacular!! " most of the time bring warm clothe and a blanket . In my youth,many a bomfire, lots of memories....

1 Thank Daniel A
Honolulu, Hawaii
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196 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Read about this on yelp so I gave it a try. To be honest, it’s not worth the effort to climb up/down from the parking area at the end of John Daly Blvd. I’d use Fort Funston next time. It took me a couple attempts to figure out how to get down to the beach from the parking area. I... More 

5 Thank travelmeisteren
Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

The park is Daly City. I enjoyed walking the short path to look over the bluff area to Thorton Beach State Park. There are informational signs along the path that describes the coming of the railroad, the great earthquake of 1906, and a fun sign that says "If it's summer, bring a sweater".

Thank mini
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115 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

From the bluffs we saw hawks, turkey vulchers, pelican and lot so dolphins. We saw dolphins stunning fish with their tails and body

Thank 2mchfn
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Loved the views!!! Enjoyed the path down to the beach, well worth the walk. Make sure you wear hiking shoes, not flip flops!!

3 Thank LongIslandGirl56
Pacifica, California
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2008

Caught 2 25 lb+ stripped bass off the beach.....but it was a death march to carry 50+ pounds of fish out of a miniture Grand Canyon.

3 Thank ripley44mag

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