Search by beach, city or zipcode
Muir Beach Overlook Muir Beach Overlook Muir Beach Overlook Muir Beach Overlook
Muir Beach Overlook Muir Beach Overlook Muir Beach Overlook Muir Beach Overlook

Muir Beach Overlook in Muir Beach, California

Muir Beach Overlook is on a hidden prominence north of Muir Beach, California in Marin County. It’s an attraction that most travelers drive right by without noticing.

From the trailhead a short path of about 200 yards leads out to a viewpoint overlooking the Pacific Ocean about 400 feet below steep cliffs. Just before the end of the trail, an elevated rocky spot has views south toward the town’s main beach (Muir Beach) and the town itself. For this view you must go around the fence and be very careful on the rocks. Continue to the end of the trail for slightly different views that include the coast north of the overlook (toward Slide Ranch).

Near the parking area you’ll find four historic concrete military structures once used as lookouts to identify and communicate any incoming aircraft and ships to bases in nearby San Francisco.

You can find the overlook parking lot by driving Highway 1 north of Muir Beach and looking for a sign for “Muir Beach Overlook”. The parking lot has a restroom but no access to the shoreline below

98 Seacape Dr
Muir Beach, CA 94965
(415) 561-4700

Nearby Beaches

  • Little Beach at Muir Beach

    0.3 miles away, ESE

    Little Beach is a popular clothing-optional beach located in a cove at the north end of Muir Beach (the beach) in the small town of Muir Beach, CA. The area […]

    See details

  • Muir Beach

    0.5 miles away, ESE

    Muir Beach (the beach) is part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and located in the small town of Muir Beach, California. Redwood Creek flows down to the ocean here, […]

    See details

  • Slide Ranch Beach

    1.1 miles away, NW

    Slide Ranch Beach is located at Slide Ranch, a non-profit farm for education that is situated on national park property north of Muir Beach, CA. The grounds are open to […]

    See details

  • Pirates Cove Beach

    1.3 miles away, ESE

    Pirates Cove Beach is a small, hard to reach beach along the Marin County coastline south of the Muir Beach community. Like many of the beaches in the Marin area, […]

    See details

  • Tennessee Cove Beach

    2 miles away, SE

    Tennessee Cove Beach is a dark sand beach on the west side of the Marin Headlands in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The beach at Tennessee Cove requires a two-mile […]

    See details

Related Articles

Related Maps