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Brighton Beach, Bolinas, California

Seadrift Rd, Stinson Beach, CA 94970, USA
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Out of the way Surf Town Stinson Beach California United States

Out of the way Surf Town

Bolinas, California is about an hour drive north of San Francisco, in Marin County. Locals tear down signs on Route 1 to prevent outsiders from finding the spot. I discovered it years ago, and have been going back ever since. This photo was taken on Brighton Beach, the town's main beach and where a lot of surfers go to play. If you're a tidepooler, drive to Agate beach, and walk south to Brighton during low tide. There are a houses available to rent near the beach, but if you're on a budget, contact Terry Donohue at 415.509.1740. She has a wonderful little cottage the can house up to 6 people for $200 a night, on Hourseshoe Hill Rd, a 5 minute drive from the beach and a short walk or bike ride. It's less windy then on the beach too!