A perfect Sunday

Stinson Beach from the Matt Davis Trail

Not sure what you’re doing on Sunday, May 23? The Nellies are playing at the Sand Dollar in Stinson Beach from noon until 3:00. You could just drive to Stinson Beach – or you could have the kind of adventure that’s possible only in the Bay Area. Here’s how.

Put on your hiking shoes, grab a couple of friends, and drive to the Pantoll Ranger Station in Mount Tamalpais State Park. Leave your car there, pick up a trail map, and cross the road to the Matt Davis Trail.

Hike downhill 4 miles. You’ll start off on open headlands with jaw-dropping views of the coastline from San Francisco to Bolinas. If the air is clear, you’ll be able to see the Farallon Islands. As the trail descends, you’ll walk under oaks and bay laurels. Eventually, the trail will take you right into the town of Stinson Beach. Once you get to highway 1, turn left and walk a little ways to the Sand Dollar (on your left).

Enjoy some well-earned beer, oysters, and bluegrass on the sunny patio at the Sand Dollar. Before or after lunch at the Sand Dollar, cross the highway and hang out on the beach.

To get back to your car, catch the Marin Stagecoach on the west side of highway 1 at Calle del Mar, at 2:15, 4:15, 5:30, or 6:55 p.m. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can hike back, either on the Matt Davis Trail or using the Dipsea Trail – Steep Ravine Trail route.

We can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday. See you there!


The Nellies

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