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Surf Beach

W Ocean Ave, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, CA 93436
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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 3 weeks ago
Harry B
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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 5 weeks ago
Elizabeth L
,
Lompoc, California
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nice beach” (2 reviews)
“plover” (4 reviews)
“amtrak” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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W Ocean Ave, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, CA 93436
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed 17 April 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
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Reviewed 21 September 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
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Reviewed 10 August 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

1  Thank TheSantaBarbarians
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Reviewed 20 July 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
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Reviewed 2 July 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
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Reviewed 17 June 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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Reviewed 30 March 2017

So this beach is unique because you can catch the Amtrak train here if you want to. It also is often closed because of the Snowy Plover birds being protected. I was lucky 3/29 and it was open. It is only maybe a little over...More

Thank TeacherDoris
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were there on a monday in march. A little spooky. No one around. It's just a beach. No buildings, stores, etc. There is n Amtrack station.

Thank Gina D
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JewelsLasVegas
25 July 2017|
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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
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