About Dillon Beach

A beachbreak that has its days, Dillon is often walled and always smaller than nearby spots like Salmon Creek and Point Reyes. Plus, there are often funny currents due to the proximity of Tomales Bay. The place closes out over head-high, but can be a lot of fun at a smaller size.

Source: Dillon Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginner-Intermediate

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Not much, unless the surfer is a real jerk.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Very little, unless it's a hot, sunny weekend. Tourists have been known to clog the lineup here, but there's plenty of room for everyone.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Kinda fun.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Not too bad.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Minimal and nothing really to worry about.

Additional Information

Hazards

None.

Access

From Tomales, head west for a few miles along pastoral Dillon Beach Road.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

July-November

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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