Muir Beach

Muir Beach: Address, Muir Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

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Located in Marin County, this is the perfect beach for a picnic with spectacular ocean views.
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Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA1,793 contributions
A hidden gem
Nov 2020 • Couples
Having grown up in Marin, Muir beach was always an option. The pelican inn adds to the charm. I was surprised at how far the efforts at eco restoration have progressed. Makes for a longer walk to the beach but a better experience.
Written November 10, 2020
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Eileen T
West Sacramento, CA13 contributions
Very Dog-friendly
Mar 2020 • Friends
The pro is that it's a very Dog-friendly beach. The con is that from the freeway exit to the beach is a lot of traffic, the parking lot can get full often and there aren't other places to park, so it takes a long time to get there and settle in.
Written March 12, 2020
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Baywalk827
Hayward, CA529 contributions
Nice!
Jan 2020 • Friends
On a sunny, 50s, January afternoon Muir Beach has the usual beauty, wonder and magic -- with fewer people around. Enjoy speaking with a friend - or silence - amidst pounding waves, watching surfers or taking in the views.
Written January 9, 2020
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atriciaff
San Francisco, CA95 contributions
Perfect sunset
Jan 2020 • Family
We had an awesome day at the mountains and finished with an AMAZING sunset at the Muir beach!!!! Easy access to the beach! Bathrooms were all locked when we were there.
Written January 6, 2020
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tonytsheng
243 contributions
So fun
Dec 2019
Great beach to visit - stunning and beautiful sights. What a northern California beach should be. Big parking lot and bathrooms are on sight.
Written December 19, 2019
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drseyes
Rotterdam, The Netherlands24 contributions
Nice alternative if you can't get into the muir woods
Oct 2019
We had't time enough to wait for 2,5 hrs to get into the Muir woods and choose to drive on to the beach on a nice day. Nice and clean beach very good access with easy parking to get a fresh salty seanose.
Written October 25, 2019
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Fawnbrindle
Philadelphia, PA52 contributions
Amazing Views
Nov 2018
We rented a cottage in the hills overlooking Muir Beach. Of all the beaches in the U.S. we've visited, this was our favorite. You cannot imagine the scenery, the weather and the quiet of this magical beach. The tide pools are very cool, and the strange bunches of giant kelp on the beach was like nothing we've ever seen back East. Beware of the drive up to Muir Beach/Woods as there are many scary twists and turns and cliffs with questionable guard rails. Well worth the effort though. You made find a nudie or two on the beach. Didn't realize there were still nude beaches around, so that was well, interesting!
Written October 7, 2019
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Norman R
San Jose, CA53 contributions
Nature at its best; just plain beautiful
Sep 2019
Enjoy the sand and surf. Plan to see a beautiful sunset. Wear warm clothing. Take time to hike up adjacent trail and take in beautiful vistas.
Written September 29, 2019
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Vic P
Tallahassee, FL378 contributions
After Muir Woods
Sep 2019
After Muir Woods, we drove to Muir Beach. My first Pacific beach. Nice facility. Walked down and looked around. Looks like a great place for a sunset.
Written September 19, 2019
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bikingmom
Cleveland, OH416 contributions
Pretty beach
Sep 2019 • Couples
We ended up here because we did not have a reservation at Muir Woods. We had a delightful time hiking the trails and looking at the beautiful views. So happy we found this special place.
Written September 9, 2019
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