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About Lawson’s Landing Beach in Dillon Beach, California

Lawson’s Landing is a privately-owned campground and resort on a wide sandy beach known as Sand Point at the entrance to Tomales Bay. The resort caters to tent and RV campers, fishermen, and boaters looking for a place to stay while exploring the protected waters of Tomales Bay. Lawsons Landing is located just south of the small community of Dillon Beach in northern Marin County.

The beach at Lawsons Landing is both long and wide with more sand square footage than other beaches in the area. Camping at Lawsons Landing is available all year long and reservations can be made six months in advance. The campground has a protected beach for self-launching boats (4WD required to avoid getting stuck) or you can pay them to launch your boat with their tractor. There is a small general store onsite but sadly the pier at Lawsons Landing has been removed.

To get to Lawson’s Landing turn onto Dillon Beach Road from the town of Tomales on Highway 1. In Dillon Beach head south on Cliff Street which leads to Lawsons Landing. There is an entrance booth and they’ll collect a nominal day-use fee for spending the day at Lawson’s wonderful beach. If you are visiting during peak season, you should reserve a day-use parking pass online as spots are limited.

If you are feeling adventurous, there are many “boat in” beach campgrounds (only accessible by boat) located across the bay on the shores of Point Reyes National Seashore. Before heading out in your boat or kayak, consult the national park website for camping regulations. Note that due to the location of this point at the mouth of the bay, currents can be strong.

137 Marine View Dr
Dillon Beach, CA 94929
Other Names
Sand Point Beach, Brazil Beach
Pet Details
Dogs allowed off-leash on beach and on-leash in campground
Fees for day-use parking and camping
Fishing, Boating, Camping, Kayaking, Clam Digging, Crabbing, Beach Walking
Campground, Boat Rentals, Boat Launch, Toilets, Dunes, Store
Map of Lawson’s Landing Beach
Bodega Bay, US
8:56 pm, May 19, 2024
temperature icon 55°F
L: 46° H: 57°
Feels like 54.59 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:57 am
Sunset: 8:19 pm
Humidity 85 %
Pressure1014 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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1 review(s)
Very good100%
March 8, 2023

This is actually a really awesome beach to chill out on. It has dunes behind it so you can’t see the campground. I just heard that they are making improvements to the facilities here including a sewer system, better bathrooms, showers etc. It’s a bit rough now.