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About Upton Beach in Stinson Beach, California

Upton Beach is a Marin County Park located at the transition between two beaches, Stinson Beach and Seadrift Beach. This is a less-known beach access, but a good one. The beach is public in both directions from here and signage at the beach makes it clear. There are no facilities at this location, but it’s still a prime spot for picnics on the sand. Surfers use Upton Beach when surfs up and hang-gliders land here after taking off from Mount Tamalpais.

Getting there is easy. From Highway 1 in Stinson Beach turn onto Calle Del Arroyo and continue to the end at the Seadrift Community gated entrance. Just before Seadrift is a private gated road signed Van Praag. Walk through a public pedestrian entrance next to this gate and continue down this short road to Upton Beach. Look for the small parking lot across Calle Del Arroyo next to a Marin County Open Space Preserve.

Note that this is a dog friendly beach but be sure to grab a poo bag at the entrance and watch your pooch closely. If you bring a dog it should be on leash.

3 Walla Vista
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Other Names
Seadrift Beach
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash
Free parking
Beach Walking, Sunbathing, Picnicking, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming
No Facilities
Map of Upton Beach
Bolinas, US
1:11 pm, June 17, 2024
temperature icon 72°F
L: 50° H: 72°
Feels like 72.09 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 7.95
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:48 am
Sunset: 8:35 pm
Humidity 61 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 4 m/s

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