Muir Beach, California

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Muir Beach is a census-designated place (CDP), unincorporated community, and beach that is located 16.5 miles (26.6 km) northwest of San Francisco in western Marin County, California, United States. The population was 295 at the 2000 census.

Located about 2 miles (3 km) from the entrance to Muir Woods National Monument, the beach is about 1000 feet (305 m) long and 200 feet (61 m) wide, with coarse sand and several large boulders. There is a parking lot at the beach, which is then accessible via a footbridge. The community itself flanks the northwest side of the beach.



Muir Beach is located at 37°51′44″N 122°34′53″W / 37.86222°N 122.58139°W / 37.86222; -122.58139.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land. The beach is one of the cleanest in the state.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 295 people, 131 households, and 69 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 596.8 people per square mile (232.4/km²). There were 144 housing units at an average density of 291.3/sq mi (113.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.88% White, 0.34% African American, 2.71% Asian, 2.03% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.03% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 19.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.6% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.67.

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