99 Liberty Ship Way, Sausalito CA 94965 (See Map Below)
Neighborhood: Spring Valley and Marinship South. Water and rest rooms. Free parking in the adjacent lot, but look for the signs for shore access to use the right places. Click here to return to the Sausalito Parks Index Page.
Going to a beach on the lee shore inside the Bay is not the same as going to a beach on the coast, where waves pound in at the calmest of times. When the beach is sheltered inside the protective walls of a marina the waters are even calmer. If you’re looking for that kind of calm-water white-sand beach experience, Schoonmaker Beach is a fabulous spot without the long drive out to the coast.
This is an especially popular place for families with little kids, since the gentle Bay waters are perfect for shallow water play in the sand.
Schoonmaker Beach is also a popular launch point for kayakers and paddle boarders, and you’ll sometimes hear it called Kayak Beach.
All organized group activities here require permits from the Sausalito Department of Parks and Rec.
Note: If you zoom in on the map below and use the SAT button you’ll see how the beach is nestled into the heart of Schoonmaker Marina.