Rodeo Beach is a beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Marin County, California. It is characterized by a spit of around 50 meters width at the mouth of a long embayment, known as Rodeo Lagoon. For much of the year, the lagoon is cut off from the ocean, making the beach spit a baymouth bar. Part of the beach is sheltered by cliffs. Rodeo Beach is known for its dark, pebbly sand, its uses for surfing and sunbathing, and its locale as a place for viewing, but not collecting, semi-precious stones. This beach is unique among California beaches in that it is largely made up of coarse, pebbly chert grains, both red and green in color. It is located at 11 kilometers from the city of San Francisco. With a total area of 5.79 acres, Rodeo Beach is the 7th biggest beach in a radius of 50km. There are 5 parking lots available nearby. A toilet is available only 295 meters away. This beach is very natural! Our scientists in the lab estimate that this beach is very immersive, ranking 9 out of 10. This is ideal if you're looking for a relaxed, quiet place to clear your lungs.
4 - Wonderful Coastal Pacific Beach
Zoom_Gotti - 7-19-2022
Really cool beach cove on north side of bridge in Marin County. Used to have Sunday public transit coming here, but not at this time. Still worth figuring out how to get here. Relax, beachcomb, surf, swim, and hike around lagoon and coastal bluffs. This is federal land managed by the National Park Service. I'm not sure that the visitor facility is open at this time, but there are restrooms and military exhibits. And connecting roads to other parts of the parkland including Point Bonita. One easy bluff hike is to follow the trail from the north end of the beach to the Tennessee Point overlook. Tennessee Beach is down a bit further along another trail leaving either from the beach or back at Fort Cronkite. There are campsites around. But you'll have to inquire about reservations.
3 - Average beach with average scenery
Michael K - 6-2-2021
This is an average beach with an average scenery. It is good for people living close by for walking their dogs. But as a tourist destination, you can easily skip this beach if you have other alternatives.
5 - Easy beach access
annamY7806TQ - 4-13-2021
This is one of my favorite places for hiking and watching surfers in the cold water! The parking is free and easy, with plenty of spots.