Marin County Beaches — less crazy, more Zen

Everybody knows about Stinson Beach–even people from The City (that’s San Francisco, if you didn’t know).  But, Marin has other beaches and hang-outs which are distinctively less crazy and more Zen.  Here are a few: 

  1. Drakes Beach — take Sir Francis Drake Blvd. towards the Point Reyes lighthouse and turn left on Drakes Beach Road
  2. McNear’s Beach  — go east on 2nd Street in San Rafael.  It will turn into Point San Pedro Road.  Turn right on Canterra Way and you can’t miss it
  3. Muir Beach — about ten miles north on Highway 1 from Highway 101
  4. Rodeo Beach — take Highway 101 to Bunker Road and go until you reach the end
  5. Stinson Beach — exit Highway 101 at the Highway 1/Stinson Beach exit.
  6. Dillon Beach — Highway 1 near Sonoma County border
  7. Heart’s Desire Beach — from Highway 1, go west on Sir Francisco Drake, bear right on Pierce Point Road
  8. Kirby Cove — take Highway 101 to Alexander Road and then take Conzelman Road another 3/4 of a mile
  9. Limantour Beach — from Highway 101 in Olema, take Bear Valley Road to its terminus

Don’t forget the sunscreen!  Still can’t think of a good place to go, try clicking here for information on Point Reyes and surrounding areas, including phone numbers if you should get lost.