Muir Beach & Overlook

If you thought Muir Woods was incredible, Muir Beach and Overlook were just as jaw dropping!  The Contractor and I walked onto the beach and were blown away by the serenity of it all.  We got to spend a few hours walking, relaxing with family and just taking in the scenery, but it just wasn’t enough!!  If I were you, I’d schedule at least one full day for the beach – just for decompression from San Francisco!


The amazing vista that overlooked it all left me without words (which is saying a lot!).  The quiet beach is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.  Once we crossed the 450-foot long pedestrian bridge that connected the parking lot to the beach, we found ourselves three miles west of Muir Woods on the Pacific Coast.  Below are a few tips that the National Park Services had on their website:

Tips and Highlights

  1. Always watch the waves. There are no lifeguards at Muir Beach.

  2. The northernmost end of the beach is popular with clothing-optional sunbathers.

  3. Redwood Creek Lagoon and surrounding riparian area provides critical habitat for coho salmon and red-legged frogs and is closed to all access.




If you ever get the chance to go to this diamond in the rough… GO!  It is truly a hidden gem!  I had NO idea that Muir Woods had a Beach and Overlook next door (three miles away!).  What are some of your favorite places to visit?  Any suggestions on places for me to feature in the blog?

That’s it for now

~ Kristen ~

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