Plein Air Painting Sites Marin County (North of San Francisco), California

Golden Gate Bridge

As viewed from the north. After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge northbound, take exit 442 to merge onto Alexander Ave 0.3 mi, sight left onto Danes Dr. 0.1 mi, slight left to stay on Danes Dr.  125 ft., take the 1st right onto Bunker Rd  0.6 mi, turn right onto Murray Cir, park at the pier.

This plein air painting site recommended by artist Keene Wilson.  Photo by Keene Wilson.

Tiburon Railroad Ferry Museum in Tiburon, Ca.

Address: 1920 Paradise Drive, Tiburon, Ca. 94920

This site is on the water front in Tiburon, one of the most beautiful areas in Marin County - Fronting on San Francisco Bay, this open grassy area looks at Angel Island in the Bay. Views of boats on the water or moored - with San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge views as well. Too much:)

Parking: A parking lot at corner of Paradise Drive. and Mar W. Street. Or find metered parking on Main Street.

Marin Headlands for Killer Views of Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco across the water

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco going North to Marin. Take the first exit and follow signs to Marin Headlands and Golden Gate Bridge Nat'l Recreation Area.

Take your pick of amazing spots all along the steep drive up to the top of the headlands. Limited parking and could be windy.

Site Cautions: Best to paint with a companion in this area.

China Camp State Park -247 N San Pedro Rd San Rafael, CA

On Point San Pedro Peninsula, only a few ramshackle buildings remain of the once-thriving shrimp fishing village of China Camp.  Bathrooms available and California State Park entry fee applies.

This location recommended by artist Keene Wilson - - Keene Wilson's photo of this location is below.

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