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9 Gorgeous Beach Adventures in Marin County

Sun, sand, and wild beauty close to San Francisco.

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Here's the thing about Marin County...no matter how many times you go, it's always a surprise. Whether that is because it's almost inconceivable that so much wild beauty exists within spitting distance of a major city like San Francisco, or because the weather is notoriously unpredictable and you never know quite what to pack, visiting Marin is always an adventure. And trust us when we say that it's an adventure you definitely want to take.

From the moment you cross the Golden Gate Bridge and land in the charming town of Sausalito, you are surrounded by places to explore. Hiking trails, scenic viewpoints, camping, and even a bit of climbing can be found as you bump up the Pacific coastline through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Muir Woods National Monument, and Mount Tamalpais State Park.

North of Mt Tamalpais lies the Point Reyes National Seashore, with its alluring mix of wild coastline, grassy headlands, and, in the town of Point Reyes Station, some of the best farm to table food and wine you'll find anywhere in the country.

When it comes to beach adventures, Marin County delivers. Explore for a day, explore for a week...it doesn't matter. Just get out there and discover it for yourself.

 Adventure by Josiah Roe

Adventure by Josiah Roe

Adventure by Scott Kranz

Adventure by Nicole Rogers

Adventure by Gaby Colletta

Adventure by Jake Young

Adventure by Liam McNally

Adventure by Chanel Varasteh

Adventure by Josiah Roe

Cover photo by Sara Sheehy

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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