Marin County

Marin County is north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge and is one of the most beautiful counties in Northern California with one of the finest climates.


Mt. Tam

Marin’s hilly interior provides shelter from chilly ocean breezes, except along the coast, where fog prevails during summer months. Generally, temperatures are moderate and vary little from season to season. San Rafael fluctuates between 30 and 55 degrees in January, and between 59 to 88 degrees in July. The County is usually thought of as suburban, a primarily residential and recreational area, with ranching and dairy in the more rural area of West Marin.

The Pacific Ocean forms Marin’s western boundary, with rugged coastlines, redwood forests and strong currents. The San Francisco Bay is the County’s eastern boundary. Marin’s 520 square miles of Marin offer a wide variety of topography, climate and vegetation. From the tidal flats of the coasts to the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais State Park, from the dramatic cliff-sides to the gently lapping lagoons of Point Reyes National Seashore, the beauty and diversity of Marin County can be experienced and enjoyed by all.


Mt. Tam


Mt. Tam



Golden Gate Bridge at Night


Golden Gate Bridge

Marin is an easy commute to San Francisco by car or bicycle across The Golden Gate Bridge, by public transit or by ferry from Sausalito, Tiburon or Larkspur.


Verna Dunshee Trail View

Marin’s health services include three modern hospitals: Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Novato General Hospital in Novato and Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael. In addition to these general hospitals, there are fourteen convalescent hospitals.

Shopping facilities of all varieties abound, from the very popular boutiques in Sausalito, Tiburon, Mill Valley, San Anselmo and Larkspur, to large modern shopping centers such as Strawberry’s Town and Country Village in Mill Valley, The Gateway in Marin City, The Village at Corte Madera, Northgate Mall in San Rafael, and Vintage Oaks in Novato.

Marin History Museum:

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Corte Madera





San Anselmo

San Rafael



West Marin

Marin Parklands