Muir Beach

Muir Beach

Muir Beach preserves a sandy strip of coastline where Redwood Creek reaches the ocean. High bluffs border the beach to the north and south, while wetlands and a lagoon can be found behind the beach. Nearby, the Muir Beach Overlook provides spectacular panoramic views in every direction (when the weather’s clear, of course). North of the beach is the small community of Muir Beach.

Recreational Opportunities

Picnicking: There is a developed picnic area at the south end of the parking lot. Amenities include tables, grills, pit toilets, water (subject to availability in low-water times), and garbage cans.

Pets are permitted on the beach and in the picnic area. They must be on a leash of no longer than six feet at all times.

Fires are permitted in designated fire rings only. Grills are found in the picnic area, and three fire rings are found on the beach near the south end of the parking lot.

Numerous shells and sea animals can be found along the water, and seals and sea lions are sometimes spotted offshore. Remember: All animals, plants, rocks, shells, and historic objects are protected in National Parks. Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints.

Swimming: If you go into the water, use extreme caution. There are no lifeguards on duty at Muir Beach. Rogue waves and undertoe currents can occur without warning. Sharks have been sighted in the area. Swimming and wading is not permitted in the lagoon in order to protect wildlife habitat

Seasons Accessible

Open All year

For More Information, Contact:

Golden Gate National Parks
Building 201, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123


Muir Beach