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Muir Beach
Marin County, California

Muir Beach is where Highway One first hits the coast north of San Francsco. A very nice residential neighborhood tiers up the steep slope to the north. A first rate bed and breakfast and a famous organic farm round out the community.

South of Muir Beach begins a stretch of wilderness coast, Pirates Cove then Tennessee Valley, all part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

North of Muir Beach a viewpoint affords a dramatic perspective of the coast from a knife-edge ridge hundreds of feet above the water.


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Base-end observation shelters above Muir Beach

Base-end observation shelters above Muir Beach

A dramatic boardwalk leads from the base-end observation shelters (for aiming shore artillery) out onto a point north of Muir Beach.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: November 8, 2011
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Viewpoint north of Muir Beach

Viewpoint north of Muir Beach

The dramatic viewpoint on the bluffs north of Muir Beach, reached by a long flight of stairs.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: November 8, 2011
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Stream Restoration at Muir Beach

Stream Restoration at Muir Beach

Restoration of the stream and its tiny estuary at Muir Beach was underway when this photo was taken in 2011.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: November 8, 2011
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Muir Beach cove

Muir Beach cove

Muir Beach, tucked into a cove on the rugged Marin coast.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: November 8, 2011
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Above Muir Beach

Above Muir Beach

Looking down on Muir Beach from the bluffs to the south, on the trail to Tennessee Valley.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: November 8, 2011
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Pirates Cove south of Muir Beach

Pirates Cove south of Muir Beach

Pirates Cove from the trail crest south of Muir Beach.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California

Date photographed: November 8, 2011
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