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8 Little Known Beaches Near San Francisco That’ll Make Your Summer Unforgettable

Who doesn’t love a good day on the beach? Of course, all your goals for quality relaxation time by the water can be totally squashed when huge crowds of locals and tourists come pouring in to your favorite patch of sand. Here’s your quick guide to some lesser known beaches near San Francisco that will keep your serenity intact.

Looking for more sand to dip your toes into? Check out our other favorite beaches in and around San Francisco.

Stephanie Garr
Stephanie is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, California. When she's not tapping at a keyboard, she can be found leading groups on gourmet chocolate walking tours (best job ever) or running the many lovely hills and stairs of the city (to burn off all that chocolate, of course). She also runs a travel blog with her husband at Big & Small Travel (