Hike Rodeo Cove to Point Bonita Lighthouse

Hike Rodeo Cove to Point Bonita Lighthouse

Marin Headlands Visitor Center

Distance

3 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Scenic
Wildflowers

At just under a 30 minute drive from downtown San Francisco, this hike offers great views, mild crowds, and plenty of beach for relaxing.

If you're looking for a little hike and a lot of beach, you'll find your ideal combo at Rodeo Beach and Point Bonita Lighthouse. Park at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at the head of the 0.8 mile trail to the beach. From the lighthouse to the beach, it will be another 1.5-2 miles there and back.

The beach area is not too crowded, although there are more people down at the lighthouse. We saw plenty of harbor seals relaxing on the rocks and even saw one poking its head out of the water in Rodeo Cove.

Don't forget to check the hours of operation for the lighthouse!

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $75/night

Enchanted Forest Cosmo Site

Occidental, California

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Mystic Mountain Petrified Camp

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Serene Redwood Retreat

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Beautiful Walk Close To SF

Loved this walk close to SF! The lighthouse and beach are beautiful. It's more of a stroll than a hike (most of the path is paved), but the scenery is beautiful and it's a great getaway from the city.

Distance

3 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Out-and-Back

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