McNears Beach, San Rafael
McNears Beach Park is a favorite spot for kayakers and stand up paddlers. Located along the San Rafael shoreline in a sheltered cove, the park’s sandy shoreline provides a scenic launching point for exploration of San Pablo Bay, including China Camp State Park located just northwest of McNears Beach.
John F. McInnis County Park, San Rafael
This 450-acre park adjoins extensive bay wetlands and is a multi-use sports and outdoor activity facility that provides an award-winning skate park, two softball fields, two soccer fields, a canoe launch, four tennis courts, a group picnic area, and nature trails. A private concessionaire operates the McInnis Park Golf Center.
China Camp State Park, San Rafael
Picnic and BBQ facilities are available at several lovely shoreline spots within China Camp State Park—Buckeye Point, Weber Point, and Five Pine Point as well as China Camp Village and Bullhead Flat.
McNears Beach County Park, San Rafael
Set in a beautiful sheltered cove with mature landscaping, the narrow, bayside beach offers a fun, safe place for general beach recreation and easy carry-in boat access for kayaks and canoes. McNears is a designated “trailhead” on the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail.