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the view from this perch gives a feeling of what a bird sees from a very high perch. Not for the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Vancouver, Canada
Beautiful View.

Visited to watch the sunset; beautiful vantage point to look out over the ocean from the high... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the view from this perch gives a feeling of what a bird sees from a very high perch. Not for the faint of heart. The pathways have guard rails so it is very safe.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Visited to watch the sunset; beautiful vantage point to look out over the ocean from the high cliffs. There is a decent sized (free) car park and a marked footpath with hand rails. Venturing off the track isn’t advisable as the drop off is visibly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This overlook is lovely but quite as good as the beach itself or going farther north to Stinson beach overlook.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Stopped to check out the Muir Beach Overlook and the views are just stunning. You can see for miles and you're a long way up. The boats down below look like little toys boats you're up so high. It's a great view of the Pacific...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MrHappyTravels
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Stopped off here on our way up the coast to Stinson Beach on a sunny warm day in June. Good parking, Rest room facilities and stunning views back south towards Muir Beach and Sutro Tower in the distance. There are steps and a path to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Drive up to overlook is amazing. Parking lot & picnic tables. Trails to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Bathrooms available. So glad we took the time to stop and wander.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

A few short hikes, some abandoned army bunkers, but the main reason to visit is the stunning view of the Pacific and the rugged California coast. A stepped gravel pathway takes you to a point on the far edge of the coast and gives great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

On a cloudy and windy day, We drove up here and couldn't believe the beauty. Even when it was cloudy. Well worth the drive. Continue on the Panoramic Highway for a spectacular drive in the forest with fantastic views.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CMPTexas
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

On my way back to Oakland after a trip to Slide Ranch, the Muir Beach Overlook was well worth the short hop off the main drag...a terrific view!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Muir Beach is not far from Muir Woods. My group walked along a path to the sand that took us through beautiful grasses and flowers. The beach is small, with locals enjoying the shore flying kites and picnicking. Beautiful homes look down from the hills...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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February 14, 2018|
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Response from Geonannie | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I can't remember the name of the tour company I used. I suggest that you check on line. Since I can't post an actual web link here, the name of the company to check on line is Viator. They list tours with a... More
May 1, 2017|
Response from chrisdM5565UC | Reviewed this property |
Pretty easy. Take Muir Woods Rd to CA-1 to the Overlook. Cell service is poor in the area so print out a map before heading out. Go to google maps and type in Muir Woods National Monument and Muir Beach Overlook. It's... More
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Montreal, Canada
8 nights in Northern California trip (8 Replies)
Hi everyone! Me and my boyfriend are planning to travel to San Francisco/Northern California this year from August 26 to September 3, so 8 nights. We made a tentative itinerary, but are open to suggestions if something is not too expensive or if something in our list isn't worth the time. It would be our first time in Northern California so we are looking to go to the must-see locations, even though we also like unusual things. In short, feel free to make some recommandations even if it's...More
July 06, 2017|
Response frombelomiser|
I would do SF then rent a car do Yosemite for 2N and the. Monterey Carmel for 2N YNP hotels sell up to a year in advance so look at booking that right now. The Yosemite forum top questions have info on last minute places and ask the forum for help once you have read them Check Monterey Munras avenue hotels for the duration of your stay. If you have a late am flight drive to sfo directly from Monterey
new jerwey
Muir Woods/Mt Tamalpais trip advice (5 Replies)
My husband and I are planning an early morning day trip while on vacation from SF to Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpais. Here are my thoughts: Arrive at Muir Woods Park early in the morning and spend a few hours there. Drive down Panoramic Hwy to Hwy 1 to the Muir Beach Overlook and check out the views. Continue from there along Hwy 1 to Stinson Beach, check out the beach and grab something to eat. After we are refueled drive up Panoramic Hwy to Mt. Tamalpais Park and continue up to the East Peak,...More
October 17, 2013|
Response fromJBL378|
Muir Woods is closed due to govt shutdown; may be open when you arrive. Muir Beach also appears to be closed until November-not quite sure why!
Leeds, United Kingdom
How to 'do' Golden Gate Bridge (2 Replies)
Hi, We will still have our rental car while in SF (I know it's not recommended, but we are planning a day in San Jose, so we will need the car until at least we do that). We were wondering the best way to see Golden Gate Bridge. I had originally planned (as had been recommended on here some time ago) driving across the bridge, having lunch in Sausalito, then driving to Muir Beach Overlook, Stinson Beach and back to the bridge via Panoramic Highway, and had allowed around 4-5 hours...More
April 19, 2015|
Response fromHappyFeet1234|
You cannot see the Golden Gate Bridge from the Panoramic Highway even on a good day. Too far, and blocked by a mountain. If your focus is on the Golden Gate Bridge, you can drive on Conzelman Road (Golden Gate National Recreation Area) all the way up to the old batteries. There are many points along the road where you can have good views of the GG Bridge. Walking from the Golden Gate Bridge down to Sausalito (if along Alexander Ave) is not recommended - highway with no sidewalk and lots of...More