Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

picture of 3 girls of skimboardingUpton Beach is a wide four acre stretch of beach along the coast, north of and adjacent to Stinson Beach. Its uses include sun bathing, fishing, picnicking, surfing, and general beach recreation activities. Upton Beach is also a popular landing destination for hang gliders taking off from Mt. Tamalpais. Dogs are allowed on leash.


From Highway 101 in Larkspur, take the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard exit west towards Olema, turn left at Highway 1/Shoreline Highway, turn right at Calle Del Arroyo, and turn left at Walla Vista. There is no parking on Walla Vista. You must park on Calle Del Arroyo (before the Seadrift gate) or at Stinson Beach.

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