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Sand Dollar Beach Professional Review and Guide
"Sand Dollar Beach is a protected horseshoe-shaped sand and rock beach between two rocky headlands that jut into the Pacific Ocean. The mile-wide beach cove is backed by Pacific Valley, an expansive marine terrace 1 00 feet above the sea. The grassy bluff offers sweeping coastal vistas. The trail passes a picnic area lined with Monterey cypress trees to the steep, eroded cliffs and an overlook with interpretive signs. From the overlook is access to the shoreline. There are great coastal views of large offshore rock outcroppings. Plaskett Rock sits off the southern point. Cone Peak can be seen inland along the Santa Lucia Range, steeply rising upward to 5,1 55 feet."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes around Big Sur (Day Hike Books).
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