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McNears Beach, California

McNears Beach
Unincorporated community
McNears Beach is located in California
McNears Beach
McNears Beach
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation[1] 10 ft (3 m)
Area codes 415/628

McNears Beach (formerly, McNear, McNear Landing, and McNear's Beach) is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north-northwest of Point San Pedro and 3.4 miles (5.4 km) northeast of San Rafael, at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m).[1] The community is in ZIP code 94901 and area codes 415 and 628.

McNears Beach developed a fishing industry in the 1870s.[2] The McNear post office operated from 1897 to 1910.[2] The name comes from the McNear Family, former owners of the land.[2] The McNear Brothers, E.B. and J.A., moved to the beach site about 1870 and built two houses (which have since been demolished), a stable, warehouse and general store. The stable remains, and is now used as a Park Ranger Office operated by Marin County Parks. In 1970, the County acquired 55 acres at McNears Beach to create McNears Beach Park. Today, McNears Beach Park is a regional park offering a fishing pier, swimming pool, snack bar, sand volleyball court, picnic areas, and tennis courts.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: McNears Beach, California
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