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Hike-in Beach Havens

We’re spoiled in California with so much beautiful shoreline. But the best stuff? Well, you gotta hike to get to it. Just the phrase “hike-in beach” alone has two of our favorite things—hiking and beaches! Here are three Bay Area beaches to put on your summer list.

Week 07.15.2020
Regions Northern CA

Magical McClures

McClures Beach in Point Reyes

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McClures Beach is a seductive little spot: small, beautiful, and quiet. It’s easy to while away an afternoon-turned-sunset at this pocket cove in Point Reyes.
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Gateway to Glacier National Park

Kalispell Montana Summer Adventure Plan

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It’s known as the Soul of Montana: Kalispell is one of the West’s ultimate mountain towns—only a 30-minute scenic drive to the west side of Glacier National Park. Make the friendly mountain town your home base to these top adventures.
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Freedom of Beach

Black Sands Beach Upper Fishermans in the Marin Headlands

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Nearly a mile of slate and black sand, expansive views of San Francisco, and just minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin's Black Sands Beach is the size of Baker Beach—without the crowds.
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Secret Beach

Hidden Perles Beach on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay

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A hidden beach and a killer view? Those are hard to come by, but that’s exactly what you’ll get at Perles Beach on Angel Island. This pocket cove is worth the 1.5-mile trek to get there.
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