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 pedestrian bridge, restored creek, wetlands, and beach.

Muir Beach is a sheltered cove that has a sandy beach with lots of privacy. It’s strikingly beautiful with a creek and nearby dense woods providing opportunities to view wildlife, such as monarch butterflies in the pine trees, salmon in Redwood Creek, and frogs in the marsh, as well as foxes, birds, deer, and coyote on the hills! Horses and dogs are allowed on the beach and some trails. 

Muir Beach Overlook used to be a U.S. Army coastal observation post and has spectacular coastal views.  Picnic area provided and watch migrating whales in the winter.