Just north of the Golden Gate, tucked amongst the Marin Headlands, is Rodeo Beach, a prototypical, wind-swept, Northern California beach that calls more for winter parkas than skimpy swimwear. Every once in a while, though, the winds shift and the air temperature rises above “frigid” allowing you to shed the parka in favor of a wind breaker.
On such days, bring your dog and let it play in the water fetching driftwood that is all too big for them to carry onto dry land. Or bring your hiking boots and hike the coastal trail to contemplate life as you take in the views from high above the beach.
Or drop by the nearby Marine Mammal Center and support their efforts to nurse the cutest sea mammals back to health.
Or just walk up and down the beach and escape from your everyday.
You never know what treasures you might come across.