About Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach is definitely not a core surf scene, but some fun peaks can be had along this crescent of white sand.

Source: Stinson Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner

Beg Int Adv

Beginner

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

None.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

There are usually people surfing at Stinson, but not a problem.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Mediocre.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Minimal.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Mostly clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

There have been numerous shark sightings here, and a bodyboarder was attacked in the early '00s.

Access

Easy, take Highway 1 from 101 and follow the signs.

Bring Your

Funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

September-April

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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