Mile Rock Beach at Lands End

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Beach Rule: On & Off Leash
Restroom: No
Swim Rule: Dog Friendly
Shower Station: No
Fee: None
Description
In San Francisco, you and your dog can have your pick of the beaches, but Mile Rock Beach at Lands End has something unique to offer. This secluded cove will truly make you feel like you've reached the ends of the earth. The beach is tucked below the Lands End Viewpoint in San Francisco’s portion of the Gold Gate National Recreation Area. The beach is known for the stacked rocks left by visitors, as well as the stone Land's End labyrinth located above the shore off a windy path. Mile Rock Beach is a wild and glorious refuge on the Pacific Ocean, and a great place to explore with your canine companion. 

Getting to the beach can be tricky, but you will be well rewarded. From the Lands End Lookout Visitor Center at 680 Point Lobos Avenue, begin a 1 mile hike along the Coastal Trail to the beach, which includes a 243 step stair descent. At the visitor's center, you can find maps, and even a cafe if you're in need of a treat. The trail follows the railbed of the steam-powered Cliff House railroad, which was closed in the 1920's due to a landslide. On your way down to the beach, you'll come to Lands End Lookout, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the Marin Headlands, the entrance to San Francisco Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Mile Rock Beach itself is rugged, small, and littered with boulders and driftwood. At high tide, the shore is quite narrow, but when it’s out, your pal will love scampering around the boulder-covered beach. At the beach you can sit on the bench with your furry friend and gaze at the ocean. If you'd like to keep the adventure going, you can head over to the nearby Lands End Trail, also accessible from the visitor's center. Bring all needed essentials, including water and clean-up bags.

Check local websites to find the handmade rock labrynth which is nearby, but not actually on the beach. On an unmarked trail off the Coastal Trail, this hidden gem is worth it if you can find it! 

Doggos are allowed to enjoy Mile Rock Beach off-leash, as long as they stay under voice control and are picked up after. A day exploring this beach with your four-legged friend is one you won't soon forget! 

Address
El Camino Del Mar
San Francisco, CA 94121
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Address
El Camino Del Mar
San Francisco, CA 94121
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset