Exploring Bolinas

Time in Bolinas is so very small 
The clock on the courthouse ain’t workin’ at all 
And the Mayor of Bolinas is digging for clams 
But the folks of Bolinas 
They don’t give a damn.


Everyone in San Francisco has heard tales about the little coastal town called Bolinas. When my husband and I first moved to the city we couldn’t wait to check out the unincorporated community located about 30 miles North of San Francisco. Bolinas is only accessible by unmarked roads (all road signs along Route 1 were torn down by local residents to keep tourists out) and the drive from SF isn’t for the faint of heart. We drove by the Peace Barn, picked up lettuce from the 24-hour Gospel Flat Farmstand, and walked the beach. Beyond that, we didn’t know much about the area (except for information from articles like this).

Long known for its live and let live attitude, this spirited community of environmentalists, poets, surfers, artists, writers, and aging individualists doesn’t have a mayor or a city hall, but its breathtaking scenery, rare wildlife, and easy-to-surf waves make Bolinas a perfect destination for weekenders to find a quiet getaway, explore nature, and experience one of California’s most culturally unique communities.

This year, we were lucky enough to spend Easter Sunday with friends who rented a home in Bolinas. Our hosts had extensive knowledge about the area and gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of this awesome community. As you can see the views and scenery were just breathtaking…


DSC_0424DSC_0425DSC_0430DSC_0435DSC_0436DSC_0456DSC_0476DSC_0480DSC_0483Stay tuned for more from our Bolinas adventures.

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