Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore

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A sand spit dividing a bay from an estuary, Limantour Beach offers opportunities for hiking, beachcombing, and bird and wildlife watching. Many hiking trails will take you through the wetlands and around the estuary--dress warmly for cool and damp weather. Though this is a swimming beach, think twice before putting on your bathing suit and jumping into the cold water. If you'd rather stay warm and dry, walk to the tip of the spit, where you'll find a scenic spot where the river meets the bay. To visit Limantour Beach and other attractions in Point Reyes National Seashore, use our Point Reyes National Seashore trip planner .
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  • I live in Marin County but on a couple of occasions have taken friends or family to Limatour Beach, a rather short nice drive in Marin. Beach is quite accessible from a couple of parking lots and is b...  more »
  • Super white sand beach to walk on for miles. On a hot day, a dip in the very cold ocean is possible. Best to go early because by afternoon the winds usually pick up and blows the fine sand about.  more »
  • We walked to Limantour Beach. The views were amazing. We went on a weekday so it wasn’t crowded. We missed out on the lighthouse because it is not open on Wednesday’s.  more »
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  • This beach was a perfect place for relaxing in the sun. It was my first time visiting this area and I was glad I choose this spot for the day. It was filled with amazing views. The water was so blue. It was not very crowded. They also allow (with permit) bon fires on the beach. Plus this beach has great hiking trails the lead to the beach. You might also get to spot some sea lions. Plus you my take your pets on the left hand side of the beach.
  • Absolutely beautiful in every way. Go. You'll love it. Go!
  • The drive to the beach was more enjoyable than the beach and the beach was great. Clean beach with separate areas for people w/ dogs and people without. The beach has a great view from side to side. I would rate this beach over that of Ocean and Baker beach.
  • Family friendly! Saw some whales blow off shore and decent waves for body surfing!
  • Wonderful!
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