My girlfriend & I have visited Stinson Beach staying at the Redwoods Haus several times and always loved it. They offer recommendations for outings and local attractions. We have primarily enjoyed Point Reyes, hiking nearby trails & on the beach, surfing Bolinas, biking Ridgecrest Rd. and adjacent trails. Visitors from farther away than ourselves tend to visit Muir Woods... there are a great many attractions in the area, some seasonal. We prefer to barbecue in the state park, but there is also a grill on site. You can find maps, brochures & obtain firsthand information at the Redwoods Haus.