Black Sands Beach
1.6 miles     300 ft
9 Jun 2012

A fantastic short hike to a long sandy beach with few visitors.

Location: Marin Headlands

Elevation Profile
Trip Planning

Trail Maps

» Official Trail Map: Good map showing various trails.


Route in brief: Follow Upper Fisherman's Trail (0.2 miles) to reach the beach. The descent is about 300 ft and involves going down a series of steps. Then walk in either direction to explore the beach (1.2 miles). Return by following Upper Fisherman's Trail (0.2 miles).

Black Sands Beach

Relatively secluded beach full of black sand.

Full photo album — 9 June 2012

Photos are from a different hike with similar landscape: Golden Gate Bridge to Black Sands Beach.

Location: Along Conzelman Road, Sausalito, CA 94956 . No street address. Parking area is visible in Google Maps if you zoom in sufficiently.

Directions: Study the Trail Map for Marin Headlands for hopping onto Conzelman Road from Highway 101. Conzelman Road is one-way.

Google Maps:

Parking Fees: None (last visited: May 2012)

Capacity: About 25 cars may be parked here.

Latitude: 37.827379     Longitude: -122.510809

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