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Marin Headlands

#2 of 186 things to do in Marin County Features Animals
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
+1 415-331-1540
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4-Hour Walking Tour of the Sausalito Waterfront and Golden Gate Bridge Overlook
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Located at the Point Bonita Lighthouse, these headlands offer a suspension bridge and hiking trail.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA 94965
+1 415-331-1540
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you take a tour of the Nike missile site, and the point Bonita light house. The marine mammal center is also nearby (and free). If you are camping check out Bicentennial Campground (it's free and has a view of the Golden Gate bridge)...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in luck and go out here on a sunny day, alternatively when the fog has cleared, the coastline here is absolutely gorgeous! Also make sure to go to the Point Bonita Lighthouse, but be aware that it's only open a few days...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was super windy but the views are fantastic. Take some great shots of the bridge and water. Parking is tricky.

Thank Dunn45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent beach with tiny crowd, children may have fun in sea water games and place for sun baths and outings

Thank MGVenkateshan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a mere $2.50 you can catch a bus (76X) out to Marin Headlands and explore the Point Bonita Lighthouse, Battery Mendell, Battery Wallace, the Nike Missile Testing site, Rodeo Beach, the Marin Heads Visitor Centre and the Marine Mammal Centre. Of course if you...More

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fog obscured the bay, Pacific Ocean and Golden Gate Bridge but the trip still worth it especially for those interested in WWII history. The bunkers and pillboxes up on the cliffs were constructed to fend off an attack by the Japanese and not a well...More

1  Thank Sarsprdoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was quite surprised by all of the 5 star reviews for Marin Highlands - but now that I've visited - I get it! Beautiful! The roads and trails extend a decent way along the coast but I'm sure most people just go up a...More

1  Thank ChicagoLawyerGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Marin Headlands is actually a fairly large area, but most folks think of the area along the main road that faces back towards San Francisco. It has breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge given you are right above it. However, the Golden Gate...More

1  Thank CRS_Marin
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Decided to go back to the vista today as I wasn't so pleased with the cloudy weather yesterday. Now that's a sight I don't see very often at all! I couldn't believe how beautiful everything was!

1  Thank Sk G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I love the view & the air here. Great place to sit, relax, unwind... I've never spent less than an hour here. I really love this spot!

1  Thank Ryan S
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Hi, Just wondering how far you need to leave your vehicle away from the tent area at Kirby Cove campground? Thank you.
4 May 2017|
Response from Driver_316 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry that is a question I cannot answer unfortunateluy. I only go to this place for a day trio.
Betsy W
Weather forecast for this Thursday through Sunday. Am arriving from Texas... how hot will it be?
10 August 2015|
Response from Driver_316 | Reviewed this property |
Cool. It is usually 60's and foggy. I suggest a light jacket and sweatshirt. Of course shorts might be your thing.