San Quentin Beach: Weekly Wander

San Quentin Beach: Weekly Wander

In our attempt to get a good view of San Quentin prison, we stumbled upon San Quentin Beach. Spoiler Alert: We did find a view of the prison.

the family at san quentin beach

It seems impossible to get a good view of San Quentin Prison from anywhere in the surrounding area. Just as we were about to give up, my wife found a solution. This is how we found San Quentin Beach.

San Quentin Beach

san quentin beach


You will find this beach in San Quentin Village, California. This community was originally used to house prison employees. It now has a population of about 100 people. Needless to say, it is quiet here. The beach itself if just off the main road of the town. It seem to be a popular place for people to bring their dogs.


Free, but watch out for the 1 hour parking signs.


Besides the amazing view you will catch of the San Francisco Bay, you will also have the opportunity to see the historic San Quentin State Prison. It’s a small climb up a flight of stairs but well worth it.

san quentin prison from san quentin beach

Spend a little time relaxing on this quiet local beach. Go check it out.

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