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Marin Headlands, Marin County

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State Park Wildlife Area
The hilly Marin Headlands offer beaches, hiking trails, historical sites, and superb views of the Bay Area. Begin your trip at the visitor center to learn more about the peninsula's history and nature, and pick up hiking maps. Move on to some of the beaches; dog-friendly Rodeo Beach is an ideal choice if you have canine companion in tow. A number of historical military settlements and fortifications are located here, including the Nike Missile Site SF-88-L, which is open to provide insight into Cold War military strategy. Bring snacks and water with you, as there are no food outlets. Battery Wallace is an especially scenic picnic spot with tables and grills. See Marin Headlands and all Sausalito has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sausalito itinerary maker.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 f...  more »
  • 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 peo...  more »