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Limantour Beach

My son and I parked near the hostel and walked to the beach. It is a gravel road and not very... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Westmont, Illinois
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This beach is pristine,serene, and beautiful. The drive in offers wonderful photo opportunities... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Robert E F
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Limantour Road, Point Reyes National Seashore, CA
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Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

My son and I parked near the hostel and walked to the beach. It is a gravel road and not very scenic or interesting except for the marsh area but an easy 2 mile walk but next time would drive to the beach parking and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

This beach is pristine,serene, and beautiful. The drive in offers wonderful photo opportunities. Watch out for the quail darting across the road to escape a fox. The water is cold, but refreshing!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We love this place. Love to walk a long ways on it. It’s easy to walk, the beach seems calmer most of the time. Flat. So relaxing !! Wonderful sea life

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

This a very pretty beach. Hung out for a little bit. It was cold in July. We had sweatshirts on, being from RI. There were some brave people going in, but only up to their knees or so.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lareson
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We were getting away from the smoke of the CA fires and two weeks of smokey air, so the fresh air, 75 degree warmth and the beautiful beach were heaven!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alohacjm
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Off the beaten path. Located ~6.5 mi through a windy road from Point Reyes Station is a very nice beach. The beach is clean and the waves are small since not being exposed to the open ocean. It is seems always windy at this beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ranishi
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I went to the visitor center at Point Reyes. They recommended this beach for my time frame. It got me out a bit from the cold wind of other nearby beaches. It was not busy, so it was quiet and lovely!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tami H
Reviewed July 30, 2018

A relatively short walk from the parking lot to the beach, and then quite expansive beach both north and south. Not very crowded and good place to just take a break, possibly read for a bit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Limantour Beach is an expansive beach with powerful waves and high winds. It was very clean and didn’t have much traffic. We enjoyed spending time and eating our lunch on the beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We went for a one day trip to Limantour Beach and took our 2 1/2 black German Shepherd. The drive from Sacramento was loooong and cell service and GPS are non existent so I highly recommend printing your directions the old fashion way or you...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Ellie L
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Response from Songdoc | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for sure, but I don't recall there being an entrance or parking fee.
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Miami, Florida
Muir woods/Point Reyes...do we need a car? (9 Replies)
Hi-we will be visiting the area this May/June and will be staying in San Francisco for 3 nights before moving on to Monterey and the national parks. I would like to avoid renting a car until we leave for the coast but I read that you need a car to see all of Point Reyes and to get to Muir Woods. Is this accurate? We are planning on taking the Bart from the airport to our hotel in Union Square and then spending the three nights in San Francisco. I understood that to see the Golden Gate bridge,...More
January 30, 2011|
Response fromMadeleine M|
There are tours to Muir Woods but to explore Point Reyes you will need a car. Many people rent them in the morning and then turn them back when they return to the city. However, I will say, if you are only spending 3 nights in SF (which likely means only 2 full days), I wounldn't try doing much outside the city. If this is your first trip to the city, it really deserves your full attention for that period of time.