Many Marin Beaches and Coastal Trails Are Now Open!
If you're looking to head out for a day at the beach — good news! As part of Marin County's phased reopening, many of our coastal recreation areas, like Point Reyes National Seashore, are now open again to vehicular traffic. There are some COVID-19 restrictions still in place, however.
Here are the current statuses; this information is subject to change, so make sure you double-check on the location website before you go. In general, all campsites, picnic areas, visitor centers, and other resources that encourage gatherings are still closed. A great resource showing the current statuses of local Marin parks and preserves is the interactive map on OneTam.org.
Point Reyes National Seashore
Point Reyes National Seashore is open again to vehicular traffic, although some roads are still closed until further notice. These are:
- Chimney Rock Road
- Mesa Road to the Palomarin Trailhead
- Sir Francis Drake Boulevard beyond Drakes Beach Road
- Mount Vision Road
- South Beach Access Road
All visitor centers, campgrounds, and picnic areas are closed. Restrooms are open, but drinking fountains are not available, so make sure you bring your own water. Beach fires are prohibited, too, and all ranger-led public programs are cancelled. Lean more at nps.gov/pore.
Marin County Parks
Most Marin County Parks resources in West Marin are currently open, including Chicken Ranch Beach in Inverness and Agate Beach and Upton Beach near Bolinas. Some restrooms, picnic areas, and sports facilities remain closed. All open space preserves are now open, too. Check the current statuses on marincountyparks.org.
California State Parks
Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, and Tomales Bay State Park (including Heart's Desire Beach) are still closed to vehicular traffic, although you can hike or bike in,
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Parts of the GGNRA areas in Marin are now open. In addition to visitor centers, picnic areas, and campgrounds, the following are also still temporarily closed until further notice:
Muir Woods National Monument
- Nike Missile Site
Point Bonita Lighthouse
Stinson Beach parking
Muir Beach Overlook parking
Muir Beach parking
Rodeo Beach parking
Conzelman and McCullough roads and Golden Gate Bridge overlook parking corridors in the Marin Headlands
Northwest Commuter - Dillingham lot Closed to the Public, Service vehicles only
Tennessee Valley parking
Fort Baker and Horseshoe Cove parking areas
Learn more at nps.gov/goga.
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