Camping near Muir Beach

The Pacific Ocean, wildlife, wine, and redwoods are all within easy reach of this coastal village.

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Camping near Muir Beach guide

Overview

Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, the tiny coastal village of Muir Beach offers easy access to the ocean, wildlife, and a wealth of water and beach activities, including at its namesake beach next door. Just a few miles inland, hike among the towering coastal redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument, or explore the peaks and wilderness of Mount Tamalpais State Park. California wine country and the Bay Area are also within easy reach. Plenty of diverse camping options can be found around Muir Beach, whether you prefer to stay by the coast, among the redwoods, or near an urban area.

Where to go

Around Muir Beach

Four campgrounds are available in the Marin Headlands within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including three primitive backpacking campgrounds. At Mount Tamalpais State Park, stay in a tent site or a rustic cabin perched on a bluff. Camp among the redwoods at Samuel P. Taylor State Park and or in the woodlands at China Camp State Park. Further north along the coast, find hike-in and boat-in campsites at Point Reyes National Seashore.

 

Bay Area

Head across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco for urban adventures. RV campers can stay near Candlestick Point State Recreation Area while tent campers can stay in group sites at the Presidio of San Francisco. In the East Bay, explore cities of Oakland and Berkeley, and find camping options at Mount Diablo State Park, Anthony Chabot Regional Park, and Del Valle State Recreation Area, with options for tent and RV campers.

 

Wine Country

Head north and inland to experience the best of California wine country. Stay at an RV park near Napa, Calistoga,Petaluma, or Guerneville, or at a public campground at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Camp near a lake at Spring Lake Regional Park, or among the redwoods at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park. For tent, RV, walk-in, and boat-in sites, head to the Lake Sonoma Recreation Area.

When to go

Muir Beach enjoys mild weather year-round. Expect frequent fog in May and June. For the best beach weather, visit in the late summer and early fall. Weekends and holidays can be especially busy in the area. Look for monarch butterflies in the Monterey pines at Muir Beach from October to May and migrating whales from the Muir Beach Overlook between January and March. Some area campgrounds are closed over the winter.

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