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Hidden Gem: Black Sand Beach
Where
Marin Headlands
Neighborhood
Sausalito
Price
Free

This half-mile stretch of chocolate-colored coastline just northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge is roughly the size of Baker Beach—with only a fraction of the crowds. Walk ten minutes down the 253 wooden steps from the dirt parking lot, then spread a blanket behind one of the several rock outcroppings (a great windbreak on gusty days).

Find the Beach

For detailed direction, read here.

The Sosh Concierge
Things to Know

Be prepared for a short (less than a mile) but steep hike down some stairs to the beach. As with many secluded beaches, Black Sand Beach is popular with nudists. There are often dogs frolicking about here, but the dogs are not technically allowed.

The Sosh Concierge
Conzelman Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-1540
MORE INFO
Drive along Conzelman Road to Hawk Hill, but don’t stop there. Drive a bit farther to the parking area on your left, and you’ll see signs for the trail to Black Sand Beach.
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