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Old 08-22-2011, 07:36 AM
 
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Default How far is Fresno from a good beach?

It doesn't look like there are any good routes directly from Fresno to the coast. So how far is the nearest good beach from that area?
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Old 08-22-2011, 07:38 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Avila Beach, 159 miles
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Cayucos along with some of the areas on Monterey Bay are about 10 to 20 miles closer than Avila. After that, Avila and Santa Cruz are both about the same distance away from Fresno. Depends upon the beach experience you want.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:35 AM
 
Location: 'Shangri-La 'mountains west of Wolf Creek, Oregon
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Moss Landing beach. Mouth of the Salinas River.

You can go swimming & wind surfing in the San Luis Reservoir O'Neill Forebay. At least you could.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Its about 2 1/2 to 3 hours drive to the beach (any beach).
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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Moss Landing beach. Mouth of the Salinas River.

You can go swimming & wind surfing in the San Luis Reservoir O'Neill Forebay. At least you could.
Moss Landing a good beach? It is always frigid there. I'd say the closest good beaches from Fresno are either Santa Cruz or Pismo.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Pirates Cove at Avila. You can leave your swimsuit at home!
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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Depends on if you think the beaches north of Santa Barbara are good or not
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Fresno, Ca
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Fresno to (according to Google Maps):
Pismo Beach: 146 Miles / 2 Hours 52 min
Avila Beach: 144 Miles / 2 Hours 47 min
Monterey: 155 Miles / 2 Hours 46 min
Santa Cruz: 160 Miles / 3 Hours 20 min
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Moss Landing a good beach? It is always frigid there. I'd say the closest good beaches from Fresno are either Santa Cruz or Pismo.
Plenty of cow crap coming down the slough from the dairy farm too. I'd pass.
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