Dog Friendly San Francisco: Muir Beach National Park

One of the most popular outdoor attractions in the Bay Area is Muir Forest.  Just on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Park is home to some of California’s famed redwoods.  The Forest isn’t dog-friendly, but don’t worry because nearby Muir Beach welcomes dogs and offers an even more spectacular view.

As we wound our way through the cliffs to reach the beach it felt like we had made a wrong turn down a magical road that transported the car to Hawaii.  The beach itself is secluded, beautiful and serene.

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The scenery felt like it was straight out of Jurassic Park

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Like usual, I manged to snap one photo of Eko looking heroic

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Followed immediately by Eko demonstrating his impression of a dolphin

Muir Beach might be one of the best kept secrets on the West Coast.  There were hundreds of tourists waiting to get a peek at the redwoods but not one of them knew that just a mile down the road was this incredible beach.  Even if you don’t have a dog, next time you visit San Fran be sure to spend an afternoon at Muir Beach. 

Eventually we managed to drag ourselves away from Muir Beach and make our way north.  We made it as far as Yreka (don’t ask me how it’s pronounced) and today we’ll drive the rest of the way to Portland.

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After his long run on the beach, Eko felt entitled to a second course at dinner

This weekend is “Marking Our Territory Maintenance Weekend” – Clifford (our car) needs maintenance, Eko needs maintenance (updated immunizations) and the camera needs some serious maintenance as well.  We’ll get patched up this weekend and hopefully be right as rain come Monday.

I have received a lot of great suggestions for adventures in the Portland area, so keep ’em coming!

3 thoughts on “Dog Friendly San Francisco: Muir Beach National Park”

  1. Another chance to talk to your vet about the health benifits of Neuering. We are liking Eko very much and want him to live a long and healthy life.

  2. Are you going to hit Oregon? If so, take Hwy 101, coast there is to die for, Cannon Beach has many dog hotels, and the town is very dog friendly. I didn’t know Eko is part dolphin. Thanks for the blog and pictures, more video if you can.

    • I just missed your comment before we hit the road, so we didn’t hit 101. I may have to drive west one day this week to check out the coast – if it’s anything like the Pacific Coast along California I’m sure it’s stunning. I’m heading to the camera shop first thing in the morning and then I definitely will get back to churning out more videos.


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