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Beach Trail to Sculptured Beach at Low Tide Professional Review and Guide
"This hike explores the interesting rock formations and tidepools on the beaches south of Limantour. Conditions vary with beach level. Check tide tables before taking this hike."
--Don & Kay Martin, Hiking Marin: 141 Great Hikes in Marin County (Marin Press LLC).
I found the explanation of the Beach Trail to Sculptured Beach (per the book) to be very confusing...because its not really a trail...all you are doing is walking the beach from Limantour to Sculptured Beach. You won't see Coast Camp or any other points of reference. There are 2 small rocky formations that you need to cross to get there. You'll know you've reached Sculptured Beach because it's sort of a cove-like area with a small beach and rocks on either side. There are also stairs leading up from the beach to the Coast Trail. We actually took the Coast Trail to get to Sculptured Beach and then on our way back, we walked the beach to Limantour. To get to Coast Trail, we took the Laguna Trail to the Fireside Trail to Coast Trail and then took the steps to Sculptured Beach. It's a lot longer to hike this way than walking the beach from Limantour. I had my son in a BOB Stroller and the trail was pretty rough to get there. We saw sea anemones in the tidepools, but no starfish or other creatures. The cliff formations were beautiful and a sight to see.
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