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Things to do in Bolinas Bay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Locality
“Huge beach that rivals SoCals best with great waves and a huge area to run around or lay out in the sand. ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is my second favorite restaurant (of three in Stinson). It has a bar with live music some nights and is a good place to hang out.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Perfect place to grab a cup of coffee and one of their house-made pastries in the morning. Coffee stand is open at 6am, and the cafe opens at 8am for breakfast and brunch.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you venture over to Stinson, try the Parkside for a sit down lunch or dinner, coffee and pastry, locally baked bread or quick burger and soft serve ice cream. They have something for every one. I highly recommend stopping in the shop for a loaf of freshly baked bread. It is the best in town!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Great Tacos! With a view of the beach, or eat on the beach. Also wine margaritas. So good! And Kombucha on tap. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Board Shop
“Grab a surf or boogie board and head to the beach or grab a kayak to take out on the lagoon. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice place for brunch or lunch. Order at the counter and they bring it to you.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Friendly, convenient, local grocery store. Say hi to owners Sergio and Susie!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“This is a great surf shop that contains clothes and flip flops, etc. as well. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Great children's selection, guidebooks for plants, trees, insects animals. Solid fiction and non-fiction selection. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“A must if you are visiting with children. Check the times before you go to make sure they are open. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Trail
“Look up these great places to decide which ones you would like to visit they are all great. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is a beautiful beach park. Miles of beach to walk, dogs allowed on north end of beach. Lifeguards in summer. Bath houses with showers and restrooms. This is a beautiful place to walk in the a.m.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Get your picnic here! I love the tuna melt with avocado. Fresh lemonade, salads and desserts. On the weekends they are open for taco night. I like the salmon burrito. Very fresh and tasty!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Health
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“This is my second favorite restaurant (of three in Stinson). It has a bar with live music some nights and is a good place to hang out.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
“Perfect place to grab a cup of coffee and one of their house-made pastries in the morning. Coffee stand is open at 6am, and the cafe opens at 8am for breakfast and brunch.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you venture over to Stinson, try the Parkside for a sit down lunch or dinner, coffee and pastry, locally baked bread or quick burger and soft serve ice cream. They have something for every one. I highly recommend stopping in the shop for a loaf of freshly baked bread. It is the best in town!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great Tacos! With a view of the beach, or eat on the beach. Also wine margaritas. So good! And Kombucha on tap. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice place for brunch or lunch. Order at the counter and they bring it to you.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Get your picnic here! I love the tuna melt with avocado. Fresh lemonade, salads and desserts. On the weekends they are open for taco night. I like the salmon burrito. Very fresh and tasty!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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