Camping at Dillon Beach in California

Camping at Dillon Beach in California
With just 319 people and 155 households residing in Dillion Beach, California, an area with a total land mass of 2.97 square miles, this coastal town is a favorite among campers. It is home to Lawson's Landing and other popular campgrounds. Located in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, visitors to Dillion Beach will enjoy a number of recreational activities including boating, camping and fishing.

Lawson's Landing

Lawson's Landing offers an open campground along sand dunes and grassy meadows. The campground does not provide laundry or shower facilities, however, toilets are available throughout the campground areas. In addition to water pumps and fire rings, dump stations and picnic tables are also available. Lawson's Landing is designed for tents and RVs and does not restrict the campground area or beaches from dogs and other family pets. Visitors can visit local attractions like the Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay, both of which are within walking distance. Daily, weekly and monthly rates are available.

Lawson's Landing
137 Marine View Dr.
Dillon Beach, California 94929
(707) 878-2726

Sonoma Coast Beach

With horseback riding, fishing and nature trails, hikers, runners and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the Sonoma Coast Beach. Stretching from Bodega Head to the Russian River, Sonoma Coast Beach has a number of amenities including dump stations, fire rings and flushing toilets. Open all year, the campground is site-specific, meaning you must select your site when you make your reservations. While firewood is available for purchase, it cannot be collected down on the campground, according to

Sonoma Coast SB
3095 Highway 1
Bodega Bay, California 94923
(707) 875-3483

Point Reyes--A Nearby Back-Country Campground

Travelers in search of back-country camping, wildlife viewing, bicycle riding and hiking should head to Point Reyes, a year-round backcountry camping site that is high in demand. Locate the trail head parking spot for entry into Point Reyes backpacking. Because Point Reyes is a hike-in campground, hikers, backpackers and campers can only enter the campground by hiking 2.5 to 8 miles from the trail head parking to the campsites. (Travelers unable to make the trek can visit nearby campgrounds like Sam P. Taylor State Park and Tomales Bay State Park for regular campsites.) Open fires are not allowed on the Point Reyes campground and a permit from the Bear Valley Visitor Center is required before you can camp overnight.

Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Rd.
Point Reyes Station, California 94956
(415) 464-5100


Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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