Dillon Beach is a privately-owned beach in Marin County, California. While it is privately owned by the Dillion Beach Resort, it is open to the public for a small fee. Considered a hidden gem, Dillon Beach is perched on the Northern Californian Pacific coast. It is set between ranches and rolling hillsides, and it is located in the small village of Tomales. With sand dunes and tidepools, this unique beach has a lot to offer to its guests. Picnics are also popular on the beach.
This private beach is expansive and home to Dillon Beach Resort, which has room for guests in three different seaside cabins. If you want to stay in a rustic, charming cabin during your trip to the beach, Dillon Beach Resort is perfect for you. These beach houses allow guests to stay on the property without having to drive or walk to the beach during their stay in the area.
Since Dillion Beach tends to get larger waves than nearby Lawson's Landing, many surfers head over to Dillion Beach when the weather and water conditions are just right. Body boarding is also popular on the beach. There are tidepools that allow guests to explore small bits of wildlife up close and personal. With fire pits on the beach, many people like to enjoy a bonfire on the beach during sunset hours.
The resort is also home to a café, general store, and a surf shop for guests to browse and buy anything they could possibly need.
Dillion Beach does allow dogs to visit. Dogs should be kept on leashes at all times, but they are welcome as long as they aren't bothering the other guests. Be aware that dogs aren't allowed in all the buildings on the beach, so have a way to safely use the restroom without leaving your dog unattended.