Stinson Beach

It’s hard to imagine, on those warm summer days when Stinson Beach is packed with hordes of fog-fleeing San Franciscans, that we locals have this glorious stretch of sand to ourselves most of the year. Stinson is always there for us, challenging us to withstand its wind, daring us to endure its fog and, on its most seductive days, tempting us to bask in the brilliance of its sun.


If You Go


8 ROOMS AT SANDPIPER LODGING starting at $159; 6 rooms, 2 studio cabins, 2 large cabins, and 1 cottage at the Stinson Beach Motel starting at $130

APPROXIMATELY 101 HOME RENTAL UNITS, most with a two-day minimum

6 RESTAURANTS: The Lunch Box, The Siren Canteen, The Sand Dollar Restaurant, The Parkside Cafe, Parkside Snack Bar, Breakers Cafe

SHOPS INCLUDE: Stinson Beach Books, Stinson Beach Home, Live Water Surf Shop, The Blissful Gallery, Stinson Beach Market

PUBLIC BEACH opens at 9 a.m. and includes restrooms, showers, picnic areas and barbecue grills. Alcohol is permitted on the beach

PETS are not allowed on the National Park Service section of the beach (south of the northern end of the public parking lot)

KAYAK/STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD/ SURF BOARD RENTALS at Live Water Surf Shop and Stinson Beach Surf and Kayak Rental