Enjoy Coastal Views at the Muir Beach Overlook

San Francisco Muir Beach Overlook

Added by Scott Kranz

Take in panoramic views of the Marin coastline and if you're lucky, get to see migrating gray whales in the fall/winter. Keep in mind, this is a pretty good (romantic) spot to take in a sunset.

The Muir Beach Overlook is one of the most convenient spots to take in an amazing view of the entire coastline, and one of the best places to catch a dramatic sunset. It’s conveniently located one mile north of Muir Beach and parking is easy. It’s a 5 minute walk down the trail to the Overlook. On a clear day, you can see San Francisco’s Sutro Tower, Mount Tam, and out to the Farallon Islands.

Be sure to pack a jacket and dress in layers if you plan to catch the sunset– it can get breezy and cold in the evenings. There are also two vault toilets located in the parking area.

Pack List

  • Jacket
  • Camera
  • Your beverage of choice
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5 months ago

Without Fog, This is Awesome

If there isn't any fog, this is a great vista to catch a sunset. The walkway pictured is great for a foreground in photos too

5 months ago

5 months ago

Hidden Gem

Gorgeous view and a true hidden gem. Stumbled upon it accidentally. Wasn't crowded at all when I got there but I might have gotten lucky.

5 months ago

9 months ago

Standing on the Edge

We only had one shot on our road trip to stop by. Was mostly in the fog but still an incredible spot. Loved the rugged shoreline.

9 months ago

10 months ago

California Always Delivers

This view is not to be missed!!

10 months ago

about 1 year ago

Gorgeous Ocean Views!

On a nice day you'll be able to see SF to the south! Make sure to stop by Muir Beach on your way out, especially on a nice day for some beach fun (can get crowded though)!

about 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

Unbelievable view! You have to see it, to believe, this is in our backyard.

over 1 year ago

over 1 year ago

I accidentally stumbled across this short overlook walk on my mini-roadtrip around norcal. it was perfect, still, serene and peaceful with expansive views of the ocean on both sides. Middle of summer and still needed a jacket. No one else was there. Perfect stop.

over 1 year ago

over 2 years ago

Even when it's foggy it's beautiful!

over 2 years ago

over 2 years ago

Absolutely breathtaking.

over 2 years ago

over 2 years ago

There are picnic tables just outside of the overlook so you can bring a lunch before or after taking in the view.

over 2 years ago

over 2 years ago

One of the most beautiful places in the Bay Area.

over 2 years ago

almost 3 years ago

Beautiful. Try to go on a clear day and you can see so far. Bring binoculars to look for whales.

almost 3 years ago

Added by Scott Kranz

Full-time commercial and editorial photographer specializing in outdoor sports, lifestyle, landscapes, and travel photography.

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