Stinson Beach
Stinson Beach
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK830 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
A trip to Stinson Beach was recommended to me and it certainly didn’t disappoint. I visited on Christmas Eve and loved every minute of walking along its lovely sandy shores.
It wasn’t particularly busy when I was there. There was a real mixture of people using the beach and this created a lovely atmosphere.
The beach provides you with a really good walk and at the point I entered (near the main car park) there were bathroom and showering facilities.
There are also plenty of coffee shops close by to grab a drink and a bite to eat.
There are some wonderful photo opportunities
Written 10 January 2023
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Life traveller
North East England, UK3,711 contributions
Aug 2022
This is a shout out for a different Stinson Beach experience - the popular viewing spots on the surrounding of the sunset over the beach. We had to look for hill spot of our own, as many were already occupied, some with large groups enjoying BBQs. A lovely experience, and a really enjoyable way to enjoy the end of a beautiful day.
Written 1 December 2022
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GitchSup
Duluth, MN1,468 contributions
May 2022
This beach was a fun stop after we had hiked through Muir Woods. It was another beautiful California beach and one I would recommend stopping at if you're in the area. It is easy to park and walk to the beach and there is a lot of ocean "treasure" to be found.
Written 9 June 2022
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northernk
Phoenix, AZ11,866 contributions
Feb 2022
Lovely beach to enjoy, looked like many many families and people of all ages here are finding ways to enjoy themselves here. Lots of shells and sand dollars to collect and lounging on the sand in the late afternoon sun amoungst the human element. Lovely time and lovely beach and environment here.
Written 28 February 2022
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laborlovinrn
Nevada City, CA19 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Just beautiful! Easy access to the beach. Weather and water were perfect. Loved the atmosphere. Kids and doggies running around having a blast. There was a guy making huge bubbles. So cool. Will definitely go back.
Written 12 October 2021
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david s
Hercules, CA18 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
It’s a wonderful place for someone to come to enjoy if they never been to the beach it’s wonderful and it’s very quiet you can park at the park and then take your shoes off and go straight to the water it’s wonderful but check the weather sometimes the weather can be different
Written 19 August 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA14,569 contributions
Jun 2021
Three are not many ocean beaches around the Bay Area, but this is probably the prettiest. The water is usually too cold for swimming but on a sunny day this place is jammed. And on a foggy day, it's just gorgeous.
Written 15 August 2021
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tinaNtravel
San Jose, CA1,785 contributions
Jun 2021
The beach is large, wide and beautiful. Plenty of space to find a place to sit. Several restroom/shower facilities and places to purchase food nearby, as well as a park/picnic area between the parking lot and the beach. The main downsides are that of all the times we've been there, maybe only once it wasn't really windy - which is actually typical for CA beaches in the summer. Also, as usual, along the NorCA coast, the water is quite cold!
Written 8 July 2021
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Marty M F
Santa Clarita, CA99 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
Whether you're passing through or there for the day, Stinson Beach is a beautiful beach, a quaint little town, and a great place to spend some time. Make sure you visit the independent bookstore in town, Stinson Beach Books.
Written 8 April 2021
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sttly
Fort Lauderdale, FL117 contributions
Feb 2021
We stopped here and took a very nice walk. The sand was hard and easy to walk on. We walked about 2 miles. We found sand dollars and other shells.
Written 7 March 2021
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