Muir Beach & Muir Beach Overlook
Three miles west of Muir Woods along the coastline, Muir Beach is a quiet cove, beach and lagoon favored by locals.
Redwood Creek at Muir Beach is home to numerous shorebirds, amphibians, salmon and trout, and marshy, water-loving plants called rushes (Juncus). This expansive network of wetlands, lagoon, and dunes is being restored by increasing the capacity of the creek and floodplain system to convey water and sediment and by adding diverse habitat conditions for the endangered coho salmon and threatened California red-legged frog. In addition, the nearly complete restoration project is fostering long-term stewardship by incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Coast Miwoks and providing opportunities for youth in conservation.
This restoration project--a partnership between the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy - will restore the natural function of the creek, wetlands, and intermittent tidal lagoon.