Dreaming of Your Marin Oceanside Home?
Did you ever think of having your own seaside retreat? Marin has spectacular oceanside homes from Dillon Beach in the north to Muir Beach, which is just 15 minutes out of Mill Valley.The beach towns all reside in the natural setting of West Marin. Much of this spectacular land is preserved in the The Golden Gate National Recreational Area.
As you wind along the 43 miles of Highway One between Muir and Dillon beaches, you’ll also pass quiet inland villages along Tomales Bay. Here is a map to refresh your memory. Now may be your opportunity to buy an ocean side home in Marin, there are some wonderful properties on the market. As a friend recently remarked, you can never go wrong buying ocean front property!
Muir Beach Homes for Sale
Muir Beach is a community of 150 homes, many overlooking two small beaches and views of the rugged coastline–all the way to San Francisco. Our colleague Debra Allen has a charming website that gives you an overview of Muir Beach. Notable stopping places in this community are the Pelican Inn and Green Gulch Zen Center and Farm.
Bolinas Homes for Sale
Bolinas is an isolated community of about 1,200 people. If you want the feeling of being in an extraordinary place, this is a delightful place to visit or live. Good places to visit for the local ambiance are the Bolinas Café and Smiley’s Schooner Saloon and Hotel, both downtown, and The Marin-Bolinas Botanical Gardens, 14 acres of succulents and rare plants, created by Dr. Herman Schwartz, a retired physician.<
Stinson Beach Homes for Sale
Stinson Beach represents the high end of real estate on the Marin Coast. There are elegant oceanfront homes in the Seadrift community and hillside estates with wide panoramas of the ocean and coastline. It is a small town with only about 750 permanent residents. The main street has good local restaurants, including the Parkside Café and the Sand Dollar Restaurant. The best part of Stinson Baech may be the miles-long walks on the beach, starting downtown at the Stinson Beach Park, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Dillon Beach Homes for Sale
This small town on the ocean at the top of Tomales Bay is home to about 300 people. It has a beautiful and secluded beach and dramatic scenery. There seems to be one restaurant at the Dillon Beach Resort.
Finding Your Beach Front Home
- Dillon Beach
- Muir Beach
- Stinson Beach