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Winter Beaches

Beach-going in the summer? So cliché. Hitting the beach in winter? How avant-garde! Here are three sandy havens that are winter-wonderful, and dog-friendly too!

Week 01.20.2015
Regions Northern CA

Dillon Dally

Dillon Beach in Marin

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If you’re going to go to a beach north of the Golden Gate, chances are it’s one of the Big 3 in Marin: the Headlands, Stinson, Point Reyes. But oft-overlooked Dillon Beach is also Marin magical. Regularly shrouded in fog during summer, the mist lifts on Dillon a little more in…
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You Do Look Good in Blue

Winter Vacation 2015 to North Lake Tahoe

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Has anybody ever told you that blue looks good on you? Like deep dark blue … Lake Tahoe blue, to be exact! This winter, head north for adventure! North Lake Tahoe is home to 11 premier ski resorts that offer winter fun beyond the slopes (skating, sledding, and lively après scenes…
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TI Surprise

Clipper Cove Beach on Treasure Island

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It’s no secret that Treasure Island has one of the best views of San Francisco. Visitors often steer toward the western side for the grand vista. But tucked on the east side by the yacht harbor is hidden Clipper Cove Beach, reached by descending 54 wooden steps (yeah, we counted…
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Have You Bean Yet?

Bean Hollow State Beach

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Unassuming, beautiful, and a favorite once discovered, Bean Hollow State Beach is the Maggie Gyllenhaal of the San Mateo Coast. Located 3 miles south of Pescadero, this stretch of golden sand requires no hike-in, yet on most afternoons the place is wonderfully uncrowded. Spend…
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