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Bolinas is located north of San Francisco by way of the Coast Highway 1. A short side road off the highway takes you around Bolinas Bay to the small town of 1,200. This part of the Coast Highway is very curvy and remote and covered with thousands of acres of forestland on one side and rocky cliffs that lead down to the ocean on the other side. The village of Bolinas is a quiet, private place and most people come here looking for solitude and to enjoy the incredible natural beauty of land and sea. Bolinas offers a good beach for sunbathing, surfing and exploring tide pools. For hikers, the Palomarin Trail takes you 3.5 miles to Bass Lake, and another mile in goes to Pelican Lake. This is a beautiful spot to stop and rest as you watch water fall down a rocky cliff into the ocean. There are a few restaurants and cafes in Bolinas, as well as a historical museum and an art museum. Nearby recreation includes Stinson Beach, Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Muir Woods and Agate Beach County Park. Bolinas is a place to sit back and reflect as you take in the sea air and surrounding beauty, but if you start to crave a little more action; San Francisco is just a short drive away. Come to Bolinas, the perfect "get away from it" vacation destination!

Surrounding areas: Stinson Beach, California (3.0 mi), Fairfax, California (8.4 mi), Mill Valley, California (8.5 mi), Ross, California (9.0 mi), Corte Madera, California (9.6 mi), Larkspur, California (9.6 mi), San Rafael, California (10.5 mi)

Bolinas Vacation Rentals




Bolinas Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
San Anselmo Inn339 San Anselmo AveSan Anselmo, CA8.9 mi.(415) 455-5366
Courtyard By Marriott Larkspur Landing2500 Larkspur LNDG CTRLarkspur Landing, CA9.2 mi.(415) 925-1800
Holiday Inn Express160 Shoreline HwyMill Valley, CA9.9 mi.(415) 332-5700
Acqua Hotel555 Redwood HwyMill Valley, CA10.1 mi.(415) 380-0400
Mill Valley/sausalito Travelodge707 Redwood HwyMill Valley, CA10.1 mi.(415) 383-0340
Best Western Corte Madera Inn1815 Redwood HwyCorte Madera, CA10.3 mi.(415) 924-1502
Howard Johnson Express Inn1595 Casa Buena DrCorte Madera, CA10.3 mi.(415) 924-3570
Embassy Suites San Rafael Marin Co Conference Ctr101 Mc Innis PkwySan Rafael, CA10.5 mi.(415) 499-9222
Point Reyes Seashore Lodge10021 Coastal Hwy 1Olema, CA10.7 mi.(415) 663-9000
Villa Inn Motel1600 Lincoln AveSan Rafael, CA11.1 mi.(415) 456-4975
Four Points By Sheraton Hotel1010 Northgate DrSan Rafael, CA11.2 mi.(415) 479-8800
Embassy Suites Marin County101 Mcinnis PkwySan Rafael, CA11.5 mi.(415) 499-9222
Travelodge San Rafael865 Francisco Blvd ESan Rafael, CA11.6 mi.(415) 454-9470
Extended Stay Deluxe1775 Francisco BlvdSan Rafael, CA11.9 mi.(415) 451-1887
Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa801 BridgewaySausalito, CA12.4 mi.(415) 332-0502
The Inn Above Tide30 El PortalSausalito, CA12.5 mi.(415) 332-9535
Best Western Novato Oaks Inn215 Alameda Del PradoNovato, CA13.7 mi.(415) 883-4400
Skylark Motel275 Alameda Del PradoNovato, CA13.9 mi.(415) 883-2406
Novato Courtyard By Marriott1400 N Hamilton PkwyNovato, CA14.3 mi.(415) 883-8950
Oceanview Motel4340 Judah StSan Francisco, CA14.3 mi.(415) 661-2300
Inn Marin250 Entrada DrNovato, CA14.5 mi.(415) 883-5952
Best Inn2707 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.6 mi.(415) 567-2425
Travelodge At The Presidio2755 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.6 mi.(415) 931-8581
Deville Motel2599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.7 mi.(415) 346-4664
Marina Motel2576 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.7 mi.(415) 921-9406
Roberts At The Beach Motel2828 Sloat BlvdSan Francisco, CA15.7 mi.(415) 564-2610
Royal Motel2555 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.7 mi.(415) 921-3105
Days Inn Lombard2358 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.8 mi.(415) 922-2010
Super 8 Motel2440 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.8 mi.(415) 922-0244
Sea Captain Motel2322 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.9 mi.(415) 921-4980
Travelodge - Golden Gate2230 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA15.9 mi.(415) 922-3900
Chelsea Motor Inn2095 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA16.0 mi.(415) 563-5600
Cow Hollow Motor Inn And Suites2190 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA16.0 mi.(415) 921-5800
Lombard Plaza Hotel2026 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA16.1 mi.(415) 921-2444
Ramada Limited Golden Gate1940 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA16.1 mi.(415) 775-8116
Coventry Motor Inn1901 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA16.2 mi.(415) 567-1200
Motel Capri2015 Greenwich StSan Francisco, CA16.2 mi.(415) 346-4667
Stanyan Park Hotel750 Stanyan StSan Francisco, CA16.3 mi.(415) 751-1000
Star Motel1727 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA16.3 mi.(415) 346-8250
Buena Vista Motor Inn1599 Lombard StSan Francisco, CA16.4 mi.(415) 923-9600
 
Bed & Breakfast
Bock's Bed And Breakfast1448 Willard StSan Francisco, CA16.5 mi.(415) 664-6842
Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast1057 Steiner StSan Francisco, CA16.9 mi.(415) 776-5462
Seraph Inn1409 Sutter StSan Francisco, CA17.0 mi.(415) 819-2380

Bolinas Weather & Climate

The Northern Coast of California, including the areas of Stinson Beach, Mill Valley and Point Reyes Station, is a year-round destination, and its climate is as varied as the geography. Summers are mostly dry all over, with frequent low clouds and morning fog along the coast. Winters along the coast are generally mild. Rain occurs most frequently and heavily October-April, with January being the wettest month. The San Francisco Bay Area can be cool and damp in the summer (due to the fog,) which surprises many visitors. However, just a few miles inland the weather is very different with warmer temperatures and more sunshine. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean help keep summer from becoming too hot and winters from being too cold.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 56°F 40°F 7.32 in. 53°F
February 61°F 43°F 6.85 in. 53°F
March 65°F 44°F 5.63 in. 54°F
April 70°F 45°F 2.18 in. 54°F
May 76°F 48°F 1.11 in. 55°F
June 81°F 52°F 0.30 in. 56°F
July 85°F 53°F 0.12 in. 57°F
August 84°F 53°F 0.17 in. 59°F
September 82°F 52°F 0.46 in. 59°F
October 75°F 49°F 2.07 in. 59°F
November 63°F 45°F 5.78 in. 56°F
December 56°F 40°F 5.60 in. 54°F

Bolinas Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the San Francisco International airport (SFO) located about 26 miles southeast of Bolinas in San Francisco, California, the Metropolitan Oakland International airport (OAK) located approximately 28 miles southeast of Bolinas in Oakland, California, and finally the Half Moon Bay airport (HAF) located roughly 28 miles south of Bolinas in Half Moon Bay, California.

Bolinas Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Oakland ZooOaklandCA24.4 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA27.9 mi.
TraintownSonomaCA30.0 mi.
Pixieland ParkConcordCA36.9 mi.
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA44.4 mi.
Paramount's Great AmericaSanta ClaraCA55.7 mi.
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta CruzCA73.9 mi.
FunderwoodsLodiCA79.3 mi.
FunderlandSacramentoCA80.5 mi.
Bonfante GardensGilroyCA87.7 mi.
 
Water Parks
Waterworld USAConcordCA36.9 mi.
Raging WatersSan JoseCA58.8 mi.
Waterworld USASacramentoCA80.5 mi.
Big Bear ParkWaterfordCA107.5 mi.
 
Golf Courses
San Geronimo Golf ClubSan GeronimoCA7.7 mi.
Mill Valley Golf CourseMill ValleyCA9.0 mi.
McInnis Park Golf CenterSan RafaelCA10.5 mi.
Peacock Gap Country ClubSan RafaelCA10.5 mi.
Golden Gate Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA14.1 mi.
Indian Valley Golf ClubNovatoCA15.9 mi.
StoneTree Golf ClubNovatoCA15.9 mi.
Gleneagles Golf ClubSan FranciscoCA17.4 mi.
Harding Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA17.4 mi.
Lincoln Park Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA17.4 mi.
Presidio Golf CourseSan FranciscoCA17.4 mi.
Cypress Golf CourseColmaCA21.1 mi.
Sharp Park Golf CoursePacificaCA22.4 mi.
Adobe Creek Golf CoursePetalumaCA24.0 mi.
Rooster Run Golf ClubPetalumaCA24.0 mi.
Metropolitan Golf LinksOaklandCA25.0 mi.
Montclair Golf CourseOaklandCA25.0 mi.
Tilden Park Golf CourseBerkeleyCA25.0 mi.
Chuck Corica Golf ComplexAlamedaCA26.8 mi.
Franklin Canyon Golf CourseRodeoCA27.2 mi.
Blue Rock Springs Golf CourseVallejoCA28.0 mi.
Hiddenbrooke Golf ClubVallejoCA28.0 mi.
Joe Mortara Golf CourseVallejoCA28.0 mi.
Mare Island Golf ClubVallejoCA28.0 mi.
Crystal Springs Golf CourseBurlingameCA29.6 mi.
Los Arroyos Golf ClubSonomaCA29.7 mi.
Sonoma Mission Inn & Golf CourseSonomaCA29.7 mi.
 
State Parks
Mount Tamalpais State ParkCA6.0 mi. 
Samuel P Taylor State ParkCA8.2 mi. 
Marin Headlands State ParkCA12.3 mi. 
James D Phelan Beach State ParkCA14.2 mi. 
Baker Beach State ParkCA14.3 mi. 
Angel Island State ParkCA15.0 mi. 
Tomales Bay State ParkCA18.0 mi. 
Thornton Beach State ParkCA18.6 mi. 
San Bruno Mountain State ParkCA21.3 mi. 
Beach State ParkCA22.0 mi. 
McNee Ranch State ParkCA26.9 mi. 
Mills Estate ParkCA28.0 mi. 
Robert E Woolley State ParkCA29.2 mi. 
Burleigh Murray Ranch State ParkCA35.8 mi. 
Annadel State ParkCA36.0 mi. 
Sugarloaf Ridge State ParkCA38.7 mi. 
 
Museums
Bolinas MuseumBolinasCA(Art)
Bay Area Discovery MuseumSausalitoCA12.1 mi.(Children's)
Museum of the City of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.(History)
San Francisco Maritime National Historical ParkSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.(History)
Fine Arts Museums of San FranciscoSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
California Academy of SciencesSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.(Science)
ExploratoriumSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.(Science)
Weaving Art Museum and Research InstituteSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.(Technology)
Yerba Buena Center for the ArtsSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.(Art)
ZEUMSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.(Children's)
Jewish-American Hall of Fame (Division of Magnes Museum)BerkeleyCA23.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Judah L. Magnes MuseumBerkeleyCA23.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Lawrence Hall of ScienceBerkeleyCA23.4 mi.(Science)
Berkeley Art Museum + Pacific Film ArchiveBerkeleyCA23.4 mi.(Art)
Oakland Museum of CaliforniaOaklandCA24.4 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Guide to San Francisco Bay Area CreeksOaklandCA24.4 mi.(Science)
Western Aerospace MuseumOaklandCA24.4 mi.(Technology)
Byron Randall MuseumTomalesCA26.3 mi.(History)
USS Hornet MuseumAlamedaCA26.8 mi.(History)
Museum of WomanAlamedaCA26.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
San Francisco Zoological GardensSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.
Steinhart AquariumSan FranciscoCA17.7 mi.
The Oakland ZooOaklandCA24.4 mi.
Six Flags Marine WorldVallejoCA27.9 mi.
Happy Hollow Park and ZooSan JoseCA58.8 mi.
Micke Grove ZooLodiCA79.3 mi.
Sacramento ZooSacramentoCA80.5 mi.
Monterey Bay AquariumMontereyCA100.3 mi.


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