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About Palomarin Beach in Bolinas, California

Palomarin Beach is the southernmost beach along the Pacific side of Point Reyes National Seashore. At low tides, there are tide pools exposed, but at high tides this rocky beach can be narrow. It’s possible to walk quite a ways in both directions. Walking south leads to an area below radio towers known as RCA Beach. To get to Palomarin Beach walk a short distance on the Coast Trail and look for a signed trail on the left. This trail descends then crosses through meadows before dropping down steeply to the beach. The hike is nearly a mile each way, but the trail is in good shape. Watch for poison ivy along the trails and check yourself for ticks if you brush up against the plants on the hike. The Palomarin parking area is located at the end of Mesa Road north of the town of Bolinas. If you have time, consider stopping at the Palomarin Bird Observatory Field Station which is on Mesa Road just before it ends at the trailhead parking area. It has an unstaffed visitor center open year-round and often has staff at work banding birds and doing other lab tasks which visitors can observe.

End of Mesa Road
Bolinas, CA 94924
Park Name
Point Reyes National Seashore
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on beach
Free parking
Hiking, Beachcombing, Tidepooling
Restrooms, Trails, Tide Pools
Map of Palomarin Beach
Bolinas, US
12:34 am, April 24, 2024
temperature icon 53°F
L: 49° H: 57°
Feels like 52.38 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:22 am
Sunset: 7:55 pm
Humidity 88 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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