Beaches in Marin County


Due to current Covid-19 conditions including Marin County's shelter in place, please check current updates for Marin County Beaches.  More information here.


Marin has a variety of beaches, great for beachcombing, tide-pooling, wave-watching, bird watching, sun bathing, kayaking, and boating. The weather at these beaches can change considerably during the course of the day. Wear layers that you can add and remove as the temperature drops and rises.

Swimming conditions vary by location. Prior to entering the water, please check with park rangers, park personnel, or lifeguards about conditions and always obey the posted warnings.

Agate Beach Park

This 6.6 acre park is located near Bolinas along the Pacific coastline. It provides access to almost two miles of shoreline at low tide and is a wonderful area to explore tidal pools.
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Angel Island State Park

Tiburon, CA 94920

Access to the Island is by public ferry from San Francisco, Tiburon and Vallejo or by private boat. The beaches at Quarry Point and Ayala Cove are sandy and protected from the afternoon breezes. The water at Perle’s Beach is... Read More


China Camp State Park

101 Peacock Gap Trail
San Rafael, CA 94901

China Camp State Park is located on the southwest shore of San Pablo Bay, three miles from downtown San Rafael. The 1,512-acre park has a variety of natural scenery and some fine trails along San Pedro Ridge. Visitors enjoy picnicking,... Read More


Golden Gate National Recreation Area / Marin Headlands

Marin Headlands Visitor Center
Fort Barry, Building 948
Sausalito, CA 94965

Whether you are a visitor to the Bay Area or a lifelong resident, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) offers you experiences you can find nowhere else. The national park area has some world renowned destinations – Alcatraz and Muir... Read More


McNears Beach Park

201 Cantera Way
San Rafael, CA 94901

Fifty-five acres located off south San Pedro Road along the shore of San Pablo Bay, the County's most popular park offers a seasonal swimming pool, tennis courts, family and group picnic areas-available by reservation, a sandy beach, lawn areas, seasonal... Read More

Muir Beach & Muir Beach Overlook


National Golden Gate Recreation Area

This year, the existing parking lot has been re-aligned to allow the Redwood Creek channel to be connected to its natural floodplain. Muir Beach is now open to all. Come and explore the newly extended... Read More


Point Reyes National Seashore


Due to our state's mandated shelter-in-place, there is currently not full access to the park.  Please refer here for updated information

Point Reyes National Seashore was established to preserve and protect wilderness, natural eco-systems, and cultural resources along the diminishing... Read More


Stinson Beach

Information & Weather: 415-868-1922

Due to current Covid-19 conditions including Marin County's shelter in place, please check current updates for Marin County Beaches.  More information here.


Visitors to Stinson Beach experience the pleasures of this quiet beach community. Whether hiking, enjoying a picnic, exploring the... Read More


Tomales Bay State Park

State Route Highway 1
Inverness, CA 94937

The 2,000-acre day-use park features four gently sloping, surf-free beaches, protected from winds by Inverness Ridge, the backbone of the Point Reyes Peninsula. The park has hiking trails and is a popular place for picnics, swimming, clamming and boating.

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