This is the “official” Stinson Beach site for visiting friends and family. It is intended to keep everyone up to date on Stinson Beach. We hope that you enjoy it. Stinson Beach is one of Northern California’s best kept secrets. It’s located about 20 miles NW of San Francisco alongside Mt Tamalpais State Park. Being only a 35 minute trip from the Golden Gate Bridge, Stinson Beach is a very popular day trip for residents and tourists of the San Francisco Bay Area.