Bay Area Beaches

Resources and Information

You'll find these resources a big help in planning your vacation at San Francisco bay area beaches. They provide information on attractions, accommodations, points of interest, entertainment and more. 

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Some of them even have maps you can view online or download.

For your convenience, they're listed from north to south and organized by counties.




Marin County

West Marin Chamber of Commerce:  The visitor's recreational guide to the Point Reyes Peninsula and Marin county. Includes an online map of the area and information on recreation and beaches.

Sausalito Visitors CenterDownload their very charming Visitor Map. Provides information on beaches, parks and recreational activities.

Maps and Brochures for Golden Gate National Recreation Area:  Includes area maps, park maps, trail maps and brouchures.

County of Marin Recreation:  Provides information and photos of Marin County parks. You can download an excellent full color map showing Marin County parks and open spaces.


San Francisco County

San Francisco Travel Association:  Provides several excellent maps of the area, plus extensive information on activities and attractions in the bay area.

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce:  Provides extensive information about recreation in the bay area, as well as accommodations and attractions.


San Mateo County

San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau:  Provides information on beaches, parks and attractions on the San Mateo coast. Request a free Visitors Guide, which includes an excellent map.

Pacifica Chamber of Commerce:  Provides information on bay area beaches, parks, and other points of interest. Includes information on where to eat and stay in Pacifica.

Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce:  Provides information about beaches, attractions and accommodations. Includes an online map of the San Mateo coast.


Santa Cruz County

City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation:  Get all the details about parks and beaches in the city of Santa Cruz. Includes information on the Museum of Natural History and the Surfing Museum. Extensive photos.

Santa Cruz State Parks:  Provides extensive information about area beaches and parks in the Santa Cruz area. All parks listed are state parks.

Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council:  Provides information on bay area beaches and parks near Santa Cruz. Includes an interactive area map. Order a free and very helpful Santa Cruz Travel Guide from this web site.

Capitola Chamber of Commerce:  Provides information on bay area beaches in the Capitola area, including attractions and accommodations. Includes an online map of the village of Capitola.



More Bay Area Beaches

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San Francisco Beaches |San Francisco Beaches South 
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