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California had this problem of no access to the beaches, which were in the public domain. In some instances, members of the public had trespassed over private land long enough to get to the beach that the route had become dedicated to public use. It took a lawsuit to confirm a right of public way.

In other instances, the state exercised its power of eminent domain to create a taking, for compensation, to permit public access.

The results are a number of marked, signed, and mapped access routes to the beach, over and between private parcels.

It's a tough way to go, but there are results.


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