The day after Thanksgiving, my family and I went to Rodeo Beach in Marin County for a hike. After living in Southern California for decades, my parents recently moved to Central California, far away from the coast, so they really miss the ocean. We didn’t do the full 4.5-mile loop but we still got our fill of beautiful ocean views and I look forward to coming back here to explore more of the trails.
The beach is next to a historical military base, and there are remnants of old batteries and look-out points all along the trail, ripe for exploration and play, no matter how old you are. The beach was made up of little pebbles. There were surfers, kids, and dogs having the time of their lives in the water, even if it was a bit cold outside. Bay Area beach day at its finest.