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About Steep Ravine Beach in Stinson Beach, California

Steep Ravine Beach is a small secluded beach at the bottom of a steep canyon below Highway 1 south of Stinson Beach, California. This is a rocky beach with drift logs and a creek, Webb Creek, which descends a canyon on Mount Tam and sometimes flows into the ocean.

Day use of the beach is available every day before sunset. Camping and cabins are available in the Rocky Point-Steep Ravine Environmental Campground next to the beach. If interested in staying here, inquire with Mount Tamalpais State Park for reservations.

The road to the camp (Rocky Point Rd) is gated so you have to walk down this paved path from your parking spot along Highway 1. After you get to the camp, walk north past the cabins to find a route through the rocks to the beach (you’ll want sturdy shoes for this part). It’s quite a walk down the hill, but only 4/5 of a mile total. The hike back uphill is much harder!

At high tide there won’t be much beach exposed and the upper part of the beach is all rocks and driftwood. Check tide tables for a low tide if you want to walk on sand.

At very low tides Steep Ravine Hot Spring seeps up into the sand next to a big rock north of Steep Ravine Beach. Just be aware that as you follow the rocky shore to the north it is a clothing-optional area near Red Rock Beach.

Rocky Point Rd
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Park Name
Mount Tamalpais State Park, Steep Ravine Environmental Campground
Other Names
Webb Creek, Steep Ravine Canyon
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed
Free shoulder parking along highway
Beach Exploration, Walking, Camping
Campground, Cabins, Restrooms, Driftwood, Hot Springs
Map of Steep Ravine Beach
Bolinas, US
2:44 am, April 18, 2024
temperature icon 52°F
L: 52° H: 62°
Feels like 51.17 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:30 am
Sunset: 7:48 pm
Humidity 86 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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