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Rodeo Beach, Sausalito

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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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  • Natural and beautiful coastline where mixed mountains and seas, beaches and the sea calm and beautiful sea waves wakeboarding worth visiting
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  • Rodeo Beach is a wonderful beach. Take a hike to Point Bonita Lighthouse or along the cliffs. Dolphins are not uncommon. Surfers. The Marine Mammal Center and Rescue. Nike Missal Site too... 
  • Gem of a beach just across the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. Part of the Marin Headlands sector of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The grainy sand beach is just chock full of small gem...  more »