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Rodeo Beach, Sausalito

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
Rodeo Beach is a beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area located in Marin County, California, two miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It is characterized by a spit of around 50 meters width at the mouth of a long embayment, known as Rodeo Lagoon; for much of the year the lagoon is cut off from the ocean, making the beach spit a baymouth bar. Part of the beach is sheltered by cliffs. Rodeo Beach is known for its dark, pebbly sand, its uses for surfing and sunbathing, and its locale as a place for collecting semi-precious stones. This beach is unique among California beaches in that it is largely made up of coarse, pebbly chert grains, both red and green in color. Its mineral composition sets it apart from every other beach in the state Surfing is possible throughout the year and at all tidal stages, but is best in summer — although there is a risk of shark attacks. Strong currents make swimming dangerous.The beach features free entrance, free parking, wheelchair-accessible public restrooms, showers, and picnic tables. Dogs are allowed, but must be leashed or voice-controlled.In November 2007, oil from the wreck of the Cosco Busan washed up on Rodeo Beach, prompting its closure for several weeks.
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  • A volcanic beach with coarse grains and a beautiful view! We came across this beach when we were driving to see a lighthouse (that CLOSES at 3:30) and we were very pleasantly surprised to see that the...  read more »
  • Nice Beach rates a 4! Traffic - oy: rates a -5!! The very large beach was quite enjoyable with adequate public facilities. There are lots of trails to walk that overlook the coast as well. The traffic...  read more »
  • Rodeo beach is in a great area of Marin County. There are a plenty of hiking trails and view points to overlook the coast and see the surrounding area. Not to mention the big gun that was used as defe...  read more »
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