Stinson Beach, California is a sleepy, scenic coastal town in Northern California. A short drive away from San Francisco, locals and travelers alike flock from all over the bay area to walk the sandy coastline. Staying here is a more laid-back alternative to the bright lights and big city feels of ‘Frisco.
One of the best things to do in Stinson Beach is, as the name suggests, enjoy the beach: from relaxing on the shores to swimming, paddleboarding and surfing amid the sea’s waves. On a clear day, you can see out to San Francisco. Just five miles away, Muir Beach is another relaxing alternative. Those looking for more action will enjoy an afternoon hike to nearby Mount Tam to observe spectacular views of the region.
The summer months of June through to September are the best time to visit Stinson Beach owing to their warm Mediterranean feel and perfect climate for watersports.