Virtual Guidebook to Marin and the North Bay Counties
Bolinas
Marin County California


Bolinas has character, and charm, and a good bit of orneriness also. Every time the county puts up a road sign pointing to Bolinas it mysteriously disappears. This has been going on for years.

Bolinas' downtown is two blocks long, in a sheltered little valley. Houses straggle on from there along the narrow road to the beach, and are scattered across the slopes to the north of town. Lots of artists and nonconformists of various stripes here.



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Calvary Presbyterian Church at the west end of downtown

(April 10, 2011)


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Bolinas' funky downtown street

(April 10, 2011)


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Picturesque houses on both sides of Wharf Road

(April 10, 2011)


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Houses on pilings over the mudflat channel

(April 10, 2011)


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Traditional ark-style houseboats now on permanent pilings

(April 10, 2011)


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A viewpoint and public landing on Wharf Road

(April 10, 2011)


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The street that runs through Bolinas dead-ends at the beach

(April 10, 2011)


Next Locality: Bolinas Lagoon and Audubon Canyon