Taking a break from Mare Island, the other day we drove to Muir Beach to spend a couple hours enjoying the surf. Heading north on Highway 101 north of the Golden Gate Bridge is the small “town” of Muir Beach. It’s comprised of around 150 homes of mainly full-time occupants, who are lucky enough to enjoy the 2 beaches (Stinson Beach and Muir Beach), the surrounding Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mt. Tamalpais, and nearby Muir Woods National Monument. This beautiful area is full of wildlife: Monarch butterflies in the pine trees, salmon in Redwood Creek, frogs in the pasture, fox, birds, deer, and coyote.
We spent a few hours walking around and laying down on the sand to hear the surf. Ahh….I love our coast which on the perfect day can be pleasantly warm with fog slowly dissipating from the morning sky.