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Driving DirectionsTake US Hwy 101 north from the Golden Gate Bridge
Exit onto CA Hwy 1 north
The turnoff toward Bolinas is very difficult to find and unmarked. It is located at milepost 17.01 coming from the south, and is the first left turn after you pass the Bolinas lagoon.
Watching the mileage markers will help you find it. Find out how to interpret a California milepost marker
Turn left onto unmarked Olema-Bolinas Road. The mileposts are labeled C122.
Follow the road past the edge of the lagoon to a t-intersection, then turn left
Follow Olema-Bolinas Road for 0.5 mile. You will cross a colorfully-painted bridge and pass a school.
The next stop sign is at Mesa Road. Turn right.
Drive about 3 miles to the antenna "farm"
If you miss the turn above off CA Hwy 1, you won't be the first. Turn left onto Horseshoe Hill Road and drive 1.5 miles to the stop sign, where Horseshoe Hill becomes Olema-Bolinas Road. Continue straight ahead, driving 0.5 mile to Mesa Road, then follow the above directions.
Park on the road just past the antennas
Walking from Parking Lot to the BeachWhere the pavement ends, go left through a gap in the fence
Follow the gravel road to a trail on your right leading through a gate
Follow the trail along the cliff top and down to the beach. It takes about 20 minutes.
Some guides suggest continuing down the dirt road to a eucalyptus grove to access this beach. The walking path form there is officially closed, slippery and eroding and is NOT RECOMMENDED.