The tiny enclave of Muir Beach is located six twisting, beautiful miles from Highway 101. Surrounded by Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mount Tamalpais State Park, its approximately 150 homes perch on a hillside, dramatically overlooking Muir Beach Cove. Locals and tourists flock to Muir Beach on weekends to enjoy its two beaches where waves are great for boogie boarding, surfing and kayaking. Fishing is plentiful, including seasonal crab.

Trails leading from Muir Beach Cove ascend to high bluffs with expansive ocean views. Muir Woods National Monument, Green Gulch Farm/Zen Center, and Tennessee Valley are all within hiking distance. Hikers are often delighted by dolphins or whales swimming just offshore, soaring raptors overhead, or an occasional deer or fox.

When evening falls, Muir Beach’s mostly full-time residents enjoy star-filled vistas and quiet sunset walks along the beach. Residents include authors, attorneys, coaches and physicians – many who work from home. Children attend Mill Valley’s top-rated schools, only 20 minutes away.

The only commercial enterprise in Muir Beach is The Pelican Inn, a Tudor-style authentic English pub and hotel that captures the spirit of 16th century England. On rainy afternoons, Muir Beach residents can be found in front of its fireplace, mixing with tourists from around the world over a pint of beer or cup of tea. On sunny days, the inn’s grassy yard is filled with vibrant groups of friends and neighbors.

Because Muir Beach has such limited real estate, homes seldom come on the market.

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