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Stinson-Beach is located in Marin County, approximately 20 miles north of San Francisco along Highway 1. Getting to this small beach town is half the fun of visiting - narrow, steep Highway 1 curves around the mountainside as gigantic cliffs drop off into the Pacific Ocean on the other side. It's one of the most scenic drives in the United States and is definitely for the adventurous. Once here, the main attraction in this small seaside community is, of course, the beach itself. Three and a half miles of gorgeous sandy beach are available for swimming, sunbathing, beachcombing, surfing, hiking, kite flying and sea kayaking. Lifeguards are on duty May through October. Across from the beach, there is a 51-acre park with more than 100 picnic tables. A snack bar is available on the beach April through September. There are many beautiful rooms and cabins available for rent in and around Stinson Beach, as well as an excellent choice of restaurants. Stinson Beach is a perfect place to base your Bay Area vacation. It's secluded, yet near many other outstanding vacation spots, such as San Francisco, Point Reyes National Seashore and Lighthouse, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, and Muir Woods. For a delightful change of pace, visit Stinson Beach during your next Bay Area vacation.

Surrounding areas: Bolinas, California (3.0 mi), Mill Valley, California (5.6 mi), Ross, California (6.5 mi), Fairfax, California (6.6 mi), Corte Madera, California (6.7 mi), Larkspur, California (6.8 mi), San Rafael, California (8.0 mi)

Stinson Beach Vacation Rentals

Stinson Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Courtyard By Marriott Larkspur Landing2500 Larkspur LNDG CTRLarkspur Landing, CA6.4 mi.(415) 925-1800
San Anselmo Inn339 San Anselmo AveSan Anselmo, CA6.7 mi.(415) 455-5366
Holiday Inn Express160 Shoreline HwyMill Valley, CA7.0 mi.(415) 332-5700
Acqua Hotel555 Redwood HwyMill Valley, CA7.2 mi.(415) 380-0400
Mill Valley/sausalito Travelodge707 Redwood HwyMill Valley, CA7.2 mi.(415) 383-0340
Howard Johnson Express Inn1595 Casa Buena DrCorte Madera, CA7.3 mi.(415) 924-3570
Best Western Corte Madera Inn1815 Redwood HwyCorte Madera, CA7.4 mi.(415) 924-1502
Embassy Suites San Rafael Marin Co Conference Ctr101 Mc Innis PkwySan Rafael, CA8.0 mi.(415) 499-9222
Villa Inn Motel1600 Lincoln AveSan Rafael, CA8.7 mi.(415) 456-4975
Travelodge San Rafael865 Francisco Blvd ESan Rafael, CA8.8 mi.(415) 454-9470
Extended Stay Deluxe1775 Francisco BlvdSan Rafael, CA9.1 mi.(415) 451-1887
Four Points By Sheraton Hotel1010 Northgate DrSan Rafael, CA9.2 mi.(415) 479-8800
Embassy Suites Marin County101 Mcinnis PkwySan Rafael, CA9.4 mi.(415) 499-9222
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa801 BridgewaySausalito, CA9.5 mi.(415) 332-0502
The Inn Above Tide30 El PortalSausalito, CA9.6 mi.(415) 332-9535
Best Western Novato Oaks Inn215 Alameda Del PradoNovato, CA11.9 mi.(415) 883-4400
Skylark Motel275 Alameda Del PradoNovato, CA12.1 mi.(415) 883-2406
Point Reyes Seashore Lodge10021 Coastal Hwy 1Olema, CA12.3 mi.(415) 663-9000
Oceanview Motel4340 Judah StSan Francisco, CA12.4 mi.(415) 661-2300
Novato Courtyard By Marriott1400 N Hamilton PkwyNovato, CA12.7 mi.(415) 883-8950
Inn Marin250 Entrada DrNovato, CA12.9 mi.(415) 883-5952
Best Inn2707 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.0 mi.(415) 567-2425
Travelodge At The Presidio2755 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.0 mi.(415) 931-8581
Deville Motel2599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.1 mi.(415) 346-4664
Marina Motel2576 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.1 mi.(415) 921-9406
Royal Motel2555 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.1 mi.(415) 921-3105
Super 8 Motel2440 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.2 mi.(415) 922-0244
Days Inn Lombard2358 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.3 mi.(415) 922-2010
Sea Captain Motel2322 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.3 mi.(415) 921-4980
Chelsea Motor Inn2095 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.4 mi.(415) 563-5600
Cow Hollow Motor Inn And Suites2190 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.4 mi.(415) 921-5800
Travelodge - Golden Gate2230 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.4 mi.(415) 922-3900
Lombard Plaza Hotel2026 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.5 mi.(415) 921-2444
Coventry Motor Inn1901 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.6 mi.(415) 567-1200
Motel Capri2015 Greenwich StSan Francisco, CA13.6 mi.(415) 346-4667
Ramada Limited Golden Gate1940 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.6 mi.(415) 775-8116
Star Motel1727 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.7 mi.(415) 346-8250
Buena Vista Motor Inn1599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA13.8 mi.(415) 923-9600
Argonaut Hotel495 Jefferson StSan Francisco, CA13.9 mi.(415) 563-2800
Comfort Inn By The Bay2775 Van Ness AveSan Francisco, CA13.9 mi.(415) 928-5000
Bed & Breakfast
Bock's Bed And Breakfast1448 Willard StSan Francisco, CA14.2 mi.(415) 664-6842
Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast1057 Steiner StSan Francisco, CA14.4 mi.(415) 776-5462
Seraph Inn1409 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA14.5 mi.(415) 819-2380

Stinson Beach Weather & Climate

The Northern Coast of California, including the areas of Stinson Beach, Mill Valley and Point Reyes Station, is a year-round destination, and its climate is as varied as the geography. Summers are mostly dry all over, with frequent low clouds and morning fog along the coast. Winters along the coast are generally mild. Rain occurs most frequently and heavily October-April, with January being the wettest month. The San Francisco Bay Area can be cool and damp in the summer (due to the fog,) which surprises many visitors. However, just a few miles inland the weather is very different with warmer temperatures and more sunshine. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help keep summer from becoming too hot and winters from being too cold.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 40°F 7.32 in. 53°F
February 61°F 43°F 6.85 in. 53°F
March 65°F 44°F 5.63 in. 54°F
April 70°F 45°F 2.18 in. 54°F
May 76°F 48°F 1.11 in. 55°F
June 81°F 52°F 0.30 in. 56°F
July 85°F 53°F 0.12 in. 57°F
August 84°F 53°F 0.17 in. 59°F
September 82°F 52°F 0.46 in. 59°F
October 75°F 49°F 2.07 in. 59°F
November 63°F 45°F 5.78 in. 56°F
December 56°F 40°F 5.60 in. 54°F

Stinson Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located about 24 miles southeast of Stinson Beach in San Francisco, California, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located approximately 26 miles southeast of Stinson Beach in Oakland, California, the Half Moon Bay airport (HAF) located roughly 28 miles south of Stinson Beach in Half Moon Bay, California, and finally the Napa County airport (APC) located around 29 miles northeast of Stinson Beach in Napa, California.

Stinson Beach Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Oakland ZooOaklandCA21.6 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA25.4 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA28.8 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA33.9 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA45.6 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA53.5 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA72.5 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA76.4 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA78.2 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA85.7 mi.
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA33.9 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA56.6 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA78.2 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA104.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Mill Valley Golf CourseMill ValleyCA6.1 mi.
San Geronimo Golf ClubSan GeronimoCA7.5 mi.
McInnis Park Golf CenterSan RafaelCA8.0 mi.
Peacock Gap Country ClubSan RafaelCA8.0 mi.
Golden Gate Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA12.1 mi.
Indian Valley Golf ClubNovatoCA14.8 mi.
StoneTree Golf ClubNovatoCA14.8 mi.
Gleneagles Golf ClubSan FranciscoCA15.0 mi.
Harding Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA15.0 mi.
Lincoln Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA15.0 mi.
Presidio Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA15.0 mi.
Cypress Golf CourseColmaCA19.3 mi.
Sharp Park Golf CoursePacificaCA21.1 mi.
Tilden Park Golf CourseBerkeleyCA22.1 mi.
Metropolitan Golf LinksOaklandCA22.2 mi.
Montclair Golf CourseOaklandCA22.2 mi.
Adobe Creek Golf CoursePetalumaCA23.7 mi.
Rooster Run Golf ClubPetalumaCA23.7 mi.
Chuck Corica Golf ComplexAlamedaCA24.1 mi.
Franklin Canyon Golf CourseRodeoCA24.4 mi.
Blue Rock Springs Golf CourseVallejoCA25.5 mi.
Hiddenbrooke Golf ClubVallejoCA25.5 mi.
Joe Mortara Golf CourseVallejoCA25.5 mi.
Mare Island Golf ClubVallejoCA25.5 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf CourseBurlingameCA27.9 mi.
Los Arroyos Golf ClubSonomaCA28.6 mi.
Sonoma Mission Inn & Golf CourseSonomaCA28.6 mi.
Poplar Creek Golf CourseSan MateoCA29.3 mi.
Monarch Bay Golf ClubSan LeandroCA29.9 mi.
State Parks
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA3.0 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA9.1 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA9.8 mi. 
Baker Beach State ParkCA11.9 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA12.0 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA12.1 mi. 
Thornton Beach State ParkCA17.0 mi. 
San Bruno Mountain State ParkCA19.4 mi. 
Tomales Bay State ParkCA19.7 mi. 
Beach State ParkCA20.7 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA25.8 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA26.3 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA27.3 mi. 
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA34.5 mi. 
Annadel State ParkCA35.8 mi. 
Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkCA38.0 mi. 
Mount Diablo State ParkCA39.1 mi. 
Bolinas MuseumBolinasCA2.2 mi.(Art)
Bay Area Discovery MuseumSausalitoCA9.3 mi.(Children's)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.(Science)
Weaving Art Museum and Research InstituteSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.(Technology)
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.(Art)
ZEUMSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.(Children's)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA20.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA20.5 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA20.5 mi.(Science)
Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film ArchiveBerkeleyCA20.5 mi.(Art)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA21.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area CreeksOaklandCA21.6 mi.(Science)
Western Aerospace MuseumOaklandCA21.6 mi.(Technology)
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA24.1 mi.(History)
Museum of WomanAlamedaCA24.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Online Directory of International Sculpture Parks & GardensVallejoCA25.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Zoos and Aquariums
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA15.2 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA21.6 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA25.4 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA56.6 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA76.4 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA78.2 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA99.0 mi.

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