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Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach
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Type of Attraction
Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Outlying Areas, Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Neighborhood
Day Trip
Interests That Apply
Sports & Recreation, Outdoors, Local Culture, Photography
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Partial
Mobility Obstacles: Dirt/off-road walking
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Lunch
Restrooms: Available
Notes: Restrooms are located along the beach near each of the parking areas.
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Stinson Beach

Sun, Sand, and Surf


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Address:
Highway 1
Mill Valley, CA 94970

Description

Stinson is the quintessential Northern Californian beach: rocky, scenic, and secluded. It's a famous getaway for San Francisco's weekend warriors, and the winding roads and breathtaking vistas on the way to Stinson Beach will lead you past Sausalito, Muir Woods, and Mt. Tamalpais. After a few lazily winding miles of road, the verdant redwood forest leads to Stinson's rocky coastline, where families gather to fly kites in the crisp air and shop in the local seaside boutique stores. Don't be fooled by the locals toting surfboards, however--it's no Malibu. Bring a sweater because the wind cools off the sun's effect, and you will find yourself shivering soon enough.


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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 9am-sunset daily - closing varies by season
Notes: The main entrance gate to the beach opens at 9am and closes at about sunset.
Visit Time: Half day(4hr)-Full day(8hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free

Exposure

Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car
Parking Availability: Yes


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