McNears Beach

55-acre McNears Beach Park sits in a sheltered cove alongside San Pablo Bay.

Rangers Recommend

  • Expansive views of San Pablo Bay make McNears Beach a magical oasis.
  • Group picnic areas with large stretches of turf are perfect for gatherings and celebrations.
  • Public pool and snack bar are open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Day use fee required for pool use.
  • Drop a line from the popular fishing pier. No fishing license required for pier fishing. You do need a fishing license to fish from the shore.
  • McNears Beach offers easy carry-in access for kayaks and canoes. It's a designated trailhead on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.
  • Play tennis or volleyball on well-maintained courts.
  • Parking lot and pier are wheelchair accessible.

Activities

biking
Bike
fishing
Fish
hiking
Hike
kayaking
Kayak Canoe
swimming
Swim
tennis
Tennis
acessible
Wheelchair Accessible

Amenities

BBQs, Beach, Benches, Drinking Fountains, Fishing Pier, Group Picnic Areas, Lawn Turf, Parking, Picnic Tables, Playground, Pool, Restroom, Tennis Courts, Volleyball Courts, Wheelchair Friendly

Know Before You Go

  • No dogs or companion animals allowed at McNears, except service animals.
  • Groups of 20 or more require advance reservation.
  • Tennis courts require advance reservation.
  • Volleyball court is first come, first serve. Be considerate if other players are waiting.
  • Please don't feed geese, deer, or other wildlife.
  • If you are launching a kayak or canoe, watch tides. Currents can be strong.
  • Marin County Environmental Health Services (EHS) tests water once a week from April 1 through October 31, to determine if the beach meets California water quality standards for recreational water contact. For details, visit EHS Water Quality Testing.