Destination guide

Travel to charming Stinson Beach

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Stinson Beach. This romantic and relaxing city entices travelers with its shopping and coffeehouses. Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Stinson Beach

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Stinson Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Marine Mammal Center (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Pacheco Ranch Winery (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Peacock Gap Golf Club (12 mi / 19.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Stinson Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Stinson Beach

Nature lovers will enjoy Stinson Beach for its pristine beaches, breathtaking sunrises and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Stinson Beach is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Twin Peaks (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Muir Woods (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Angel Island (12.8 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Stinson Beach

The nearest airport is in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), located 16.4 mi (26.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 25.6 mi (41.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Stinson Beach?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 440 house rentals near Stinson Beach. From 278 Houses to 44 Cabins, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Stinson Beach for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Stinson Beach?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Stinson Beach:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 753 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 578 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 639 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 301 vacation rentals
  • Richmond District: 774 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Stinson Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Stinson Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sausalito Visitors Kiosk: 2,138 home rentals
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden: 2,218 home rentals
  • Alcatraz Island: 2,177 home rentals
  • Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround: 2,191 home rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,231 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Stinson Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Stinson Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 278 Houses in Stinson Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Stinson Beach include:

  • Cabins: 44 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 44 lodging choices
  • Villas: 3 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Stinson Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 67 vacation homes with pool available in Stinson Beach.

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