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Relax at Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach, California

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A stunning beach, 20 miles north of San Francisco.

Stinson beach is a popular destination for Bay Area residents and tourists alike.  Located just 20 miles north of San Francisco, it is a 30-40 min drive away from the Golden Gate Bridge (it's a one-lane windy road once you're on HWY 1).  It is also a popular stop when hiking the nearby Mount Tamalpais. 

The sand is very fine, making it a great place for kids to play in and build sand castles. The beach itself is very flat, making it a great place for morning runs and sunset walks.  Dolphins, whales, and seals have also been sighted.

Looking for a nearby hike? The Matt Davis -- Steep Ravine Loop can be accessed from the trailhead behind the firehouse in Stinson. 

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Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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It's a popular spot for beach days north of SF. Would also recommend going farther north to Point Reyes or hiking the nearby Mt. Tamalpais.

We saw a pod of dolphins here! Didn't spend too much time, but I saw lots of families and sandcastles. Would make for a great sunset spot!

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Cruising Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California

Bouldering & BBQ at Stinson

Matt Davis-Coastal Trail Loop

Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop

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