South Beach Trail

San Francisco, California 94157

South Beach Trail

South Beach Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Point Reyes National Seashore is a national treasure, where dogs are pretty much not allowed—except for South Beach, an untouched beachfront where people can bring their pets, so as long as there are no marine mammals on the beach."

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"Point Reyes National Seashore is a national treasure—where dogs are pretty much not allowed. Except for South Beach, an untouched beachfront where people can bring their pets, so as long as there are no marine mammals on the beach. If seals are present, the pooch has to stay in the car. This is one of those make-your-own-adventure hikes. Stay close to the parking area on the beach, pull out a blanket for a picnic, and take it easy. Roam the sandy hillsides that are covered with ice plants (blooms of yellow, orange, pink, purple, and red will amaze you)."

South Beach Trail Reviews

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7/3/2009
5 stars since this is a great hike/walk with a dog. I started at Beach North and trekked down to Beach South. According to the map it is about 3 miles. Seemed shorter. As usual with the Pacific dress in layers. At the start you probably want to keep dog on leash as there are many families and children. Once you get about 1/4 mile away from parking area the crowd thins out and in my case disappeared. Made for a relaxing and wonderful walk as the dog is able to wander and enjoy the surf. Did come across some vultures eating a headless seal. Circle of life.
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Trail Information

San Francisco
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
20
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
20 minutes–8 hours
Duration
Year-round; low fog is common in summer
Season
Point Reyes National Seashore
Local Contacts
USGS Drakes Bay
Local Maps

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Oct 2018