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Bolinas is an unincorporated town in Marin County, California. It has long been a counterculture enclave (a "free box" where people can leave and take items as needed is a local landmark) and has, in the past, been the home of several famous people such as musicians Grace Slick and Paul Kantner, and writer Richard Brautigan.

Get in[edit]

The locals are infamous for removing road signs pointing the way into town from nearby California State Highway 1, so finding the town may be tricky. Filling your tank before making the trip is advised.

If you'd prefer to take the bus, Marin Transit's West Marin Stagecoach route 61 offers somewhat inconvenient service from Marin City, where you can make connections from San Rafael and other parts of the Bay Area (but driving is sure to be a more convenient option).

Get around[edit]

Map of Bolinas



  • The beach – it's hard to miss it.
  • Go tidepooling: at low tide, you can see all sorts of plants and creatures in the tidepools. Watch out for slippery rocks, though, and be careful not to disturb the animals.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Bolinas
Fort BraggPoint Reyes Station  N  S  Stinson BeachSan Francisco

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