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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Hotel
“The only bar in town, always bound to be memorable. They'll be serving food here soon but for now, just drinks.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Our favorite cafe in Bolinas. Sweet, not fancy. Delicious fish and chips. (What do expect from a Brit?!)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Museum
“They have amazing shows that change every few months. The little permanent exhibit on the back room has the history of Bolinas. Worth stopping in!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Good, protected bay for beginners to practice. Can occasionally get "good" a few times a year. The problem is that Duxbury Reef blocks most of the west and northwest swells, so it is usually much smaller than other places on the coast. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Go here for all your natural food needs. Also some pre-made food - soups made daily, tomales, and some sandwiches and salads - for beach snacks. Find the Free Box in the plaza - honor system place to find and leave treasures.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Store
“All the your surf needs will be met - classes available, wetsuit rentals, board rentals, etc!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Beautiful beach, duxbury reef makes for some amazing tide pooling at low tide.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lodging
“Our favorite dinner spot in town - this sweet pizza & wine bar is the place to go.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Recreation Center
“Drop in classes 7 days a week Pilates, dance, drumming and more www.bocenter.org”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“Bolinas' oldest and best! Since 1962 Buzz has been keeping it authentic. Get your sweatshirts, tshirts and gear here! Some of these prices look like they are from 1962!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Health
“Get a facial while you're here! She makes lovely products, you can also book massages and other bodywork. If you're interested in massage, I have other recommendations too.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“This is a Bolinas institution. It is an honor system farm stand with amazing, organic produce grown right in town. Open 24 hours. Bring cash. Stop here on your way into town.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Go tidepooling! Very easy access to the open ocean and lots of tidepools. Located in Bolinas.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Clothing Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Bookstore
“Pay what you think its worth, great little book store runs on the honor system”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
  • 3 locals recommend