Welcome to Stinson Beach!
Stinson’s white sand and oceanfront make it one of the best swimming beaches in northern California. With opportunities for hiking, picnicking, exploring the town, surfing, or sunbathing, people continue to visit Stinson Beach to escape from the frantic pace of everyday life, just they have been doing for over a century.
Things to Do
Tips and Highlights
NAVIGATING STINSON BEACH
The road to Stinson Beach is steep and winding; vehicles over 35 feet long are not advised.
We recommend calling ahead for parking and weather updates. On hot days, the parking lot often fills before noon, and there are no overflow lots. Cars left in the parking lot after closing will be ticketed. If you are unable to remove your vehicle please contact a ranger or leave a note on the windshield and notify park dispatch.
On weekends and holidays, Marin Transit Bus #61 (also known as the Marin Stagecoach) runs from Stinson Beach up to Pantoll Ranger Station and along the Panoramic Highway to Marin City, stopping at several mountain trailheads on its route. On weekdays the number of stops is limited, but it still services Stinson Beach.
STINSON BEACH PARTNERSStinson Beach is included within the lands protected by the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative, hosts the Siren Canteen & Cafe, and provides business for the many surf shops in the area.
For more information, please contact:
Phone: (415) 868-0942
For Visitor Information:
Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, CA 94941-2696
Last updated: April 13, 2018