Do you need a parking reservation for Muir Beach?

April 28, 2019 Off By idswater

Do you need a parking reservation for Muir Beach?

No, visitors arriving by privately owned vehicle must have a reservation in advance. Parking reservations will not be sold onsite in the parking areas.

How much time do you need at Muir Woods?

Visiting Muir Woods can be a great experience as long as you plan everything right and take time to explore it. I recommend taking between 1,5-3 hours to explore everything, however, if you want to do more hiking, you should allocate about 5 hours for your trip.

Is Muir Woods Worth seeing?

A visit to Muir Woods is well worth the time, especially if you are not otherwise going to have a chance to see redwood trees. The site is reasonably easy to visit (we took a tour). It was busy during the afternoon, but we didn’t expect anything else.

How to get to the Overlook at Muir Beach?

Pretty easy. Take Muir Woods Rd to CA-1 to the Overlook. Cell service is poor in the area so print out a map before heading out. Go to google maps and type in Muir Woods National Monument and Muir Beach Overlook. It’s about 3.5 miles but it is a windy, slow road. Follow signs for the Overlook, not the actual beach. Safe travels.

Where to see the waves at Muir Beach?

Muir Beach is a quiet cove, beach and lagoon favored by locals. Located on the Pacific Coast three miles west of Muir Woods, Muir Beach is accessed over a 450-foot long pedestrian bridge that connects the parking lot to the beach, the Coastal Trail, and Kaashi Way, which is multi-use and accessible. Always watch the waves.

When is the best time to go to Muir Beach?

Muir Beach, Muir Beach Overlook, and Stinson Beach close one hour after sunset. Muir Beach Overlook is one of the many spots along the parks’ coast for whale lovers to catch a glimpse of these giant marine mammals as they swim by during their winter migrations.

How big is the bridge at Muir Beach?

A 235-foot long pedestrian bridge—the Pacific Way Bridge—connects visitors from the Muir Beach parking lot to the beach and Coastal Trail, which is multi-use and accessible. The overlook picnic site is scenic but windy, so remember to carry layers and hold on to your paper plates!