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Border Field State Park

San Diego, CA
+1 619-575-3613
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Just wanted to see the border

Found this walk very interesting. Parked the car in the car park and walked for 15 minutes down to... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
dena007
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torquay
Amazing!

My wife and I have traveled around the country and have visited many State and National parks... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2017
eabat17
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Spencer, Iowa
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Found this walk very interesting. Parked the car in the car park and walked for 15 minutes down to the beach. Great beach and an amazing view. Then we walked another 15 to 20 mins to the border, Found it very strange that on the...More

Thank dena007
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have traveled around the country and have visited many State and National parks within the U.S. While this park could use some TLC, it is by far our favorite. We went on a chilly day and walked along the beach. This...More

1  Thank eabat17
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I found this a very intriguing place to visit and stand right by the fences bordering the US and Mexico. It was an eye opener and a lot of families go here to interact with their familes on the Mexico side. I highly recommend a...More

Thank Daniel T
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I visited the park on the way back to San Diego from a morning visit to Tijuana. I had not heard of this park before, but found it on TripAdvisor for things to do in San Diego. The reviews and pictures looked appealing, so made...More

3  Thank CodyDC
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Border Field State Park is about 20 minutes south of San Diego. It consists of a large nature preserve, beaches and a very small picnic area adjacent to the border fence. Other than a few tables, grills and porta potties, there are no other...More

Thank tizzysue
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Border Field State Park has a myriad of trails. One foot path goes from the small parking lot on a gravel area at the entrance to the park to the ocean with views of the wall and Tijuana; this takes about 15-20 minutes walking. Or...More

1  Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

We park 1.5 miles out and hiked to get to the border as the driving road was closed today due to rain. You turn left where the road turns toward to border - don't go straight if you are trying to get to the beach...More

1  Thank CA_Blond_SFO
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This isn't in a lot of the tourist info, but someone local told me about it and it was amazing. We went during the week so you had to park outside the gate and walk to the beach (others said about 1.5 miles each way)....More

1  Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 18 February 2016

During the week the gate is closed, but overall the hike is less than 3 miles round trip. It's well worth it, but if its a warm day be sure to bring some water. There were helicopters circling the field above, but as soon as...More

Thank Eternal_Wandrlust
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Loved this trip. We did the walk to the oven since the park gates were closed. Long walk but scenic. Beautiful and windy day. Extremely high surf made for interesting views and pictures. Walked fairly close to the fence and no one bothered us but...More

Thank Iris M
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