July 25, 2018

Stinson Beach; things to do


1 North

Stinson Beach
Off Hwy. 1, (415) 868-0942 (lifeguard tower).  Daily 9-sunset.  Free.  Parking fee.

boardwalk down to the sand at Stinson Beach, California
boardwalk down to the sand at Stinson Beach, California

This magnificent white-sand beach offers a small taste of the Southern California beach scene.  Conditions often permit swimming here, though the water is cold and lifeguards are on duty usually only in summer.  Since the weather here is often different from everywhere else in the Bay Area, it is wise to call and check conditions before setting out ((415) 868-1922).  Beachcombing is excellent at the north end of the beach and beyond, especially during low tides.  A snack bar operates under the lifeguard tower.  A word of caution:  the waters off this stretch of coast known as the Red Triangle have suffered more shark attacks than anywhere else in the world.
Note that currently the beach parking lot is being reconstructed after extensive weather-related damage.

shared children's toys at Stinson Beach, California
shared children's toys at Stinson Beach, California


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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


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