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Stunning view

Not just the overlook, but trekking down to the beach is well worth the trip. We took hundreds of... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2018
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the view from this perch gives a feeling of what a bird sees from a very high perch. Not for the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

Not just the overlook, but trekking down to the beach is well worth the trip. We took hundreds of photos from this vantage point.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eastcoastbb
Reviewed 5 November 2018

the view from this perch gives a feeling of what a bird sees from a very high perch. Not for the faint of heart. The pathways have guard rails so it is very safe.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

Visited to watch the sunset; beautiful vantage point to look out over the ocean from the high cliffs. There is a decent sized (free) car park and a marked footpath with hand rails. Venturing off the track isn’t advisable as the drop off is visibly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

This overlook is lovely but quite as good as the beach itself or going farther north to Stinson beach overlook.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Stopped to check out the Muir Beach Overlook and the views are just stunning. You can see for miles and you're a long way up. The boats down below look like little toys boats you're up so high. It's a great view of the Pacific...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Stopped off here on our way up the coast to Stinson Beach on a sunny warm day in June. Good parking, Rest room facilities and stunning views back south towards Muir Beach and Sutro Tower in the distance. There are steps and a path to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Honeybun51
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Drive up to overlook is amazing. Parking lot & picnic tables. Trails to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Bathrooms available. So glad we took the time to stop and wander.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

A few short hikes, some abandoned army bunkers, but the main reason to visit is the stunning view of the Pacific and the rugged California coast. A stepped gravel pathway takes you to a point on the far edge of the coast and gives great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank crusadercc
Reviewed 30 May 2018

On a cloudy and windy day, We drove up here and couldn't believe the beauty. Even when it was cloudy. Well worth the drive. Continue on the Panoramic Highway for a spectacular drive in the forest with fantastic views.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CMPTexas
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

On my way back to Oakland after a trip to Slide Ranch, the Muir Beach Overlook was well worth the short hop off the main drag...a terrific view!

Date of experience: May 2018
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15 February 2018|
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Response from Geonannie | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I can't remember the name of the tour company I used. I suggest that you check on line. Since I can't post an actual web link here, the name of the company to check on line is Viator. They list tours with a... More
2 May 2017|
Response from chrisdM5565UC | Reviewed this property |
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... More