Chicken Ranch Beach

Enjoy a peaceful beach with calm waters that warm up in summer.

Rangers Recommend

  • Relax on a serene beach with beautiful views. Chicken Ranch Beach is part of the coastal ecosystem of Tomales Bay.
  • Swim or float in welcoming waters.
  • Pack a picnic; fly a kite.
  • Launch a kayak into Tomales Bay.
  • Friendly dogs on leash are welcome.


dog on leash
Dogs On Leash
Kayak Canoe


Beach, Benches, Parking, Restroom

Know Before You Go

  • The entrance to Chicken Ranch Beach from the road is unmarked.
  • There is no shade. Wear hat and sunscreen. Bring a beach umbrella.
  • No barbecues, campstoves, or cooking allowed. Pack in your picnic, and pack it all out. Leave no trace.
  • West Marin weather can change quickly. Pack warm clothes along with a bathing suit.
  • Marin County Environmental Health Services (EHS) tests water once a week from April 1 through October 31 for California water quality standards for recreational water contact. For details, visit EHS Water Quality Testing.