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Plein Air at Point Molate Beach Park

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Selecting pigments for a Bay Area landscape. Limited palettes.

About Point Molate Beach Park
Beautiful Point Molate Beach Park features a closeup view of the San Rafael Bridge and the small islands closer to shore. The beach is serene, surrounded by Monterrey pines and bare hills of undeveloped Point Molate. It was recently restored by the City of Richmond. There is lots of shade and ample parking, but no bathrooms and no running water. If you really need to pee, there are secluded areas. BYO TP.

Directions to Point Molate Beach Park
Take 580 towards San Rafael but get off at the last exit before the bridge on Stenmark Dr. Proceed through Stenmark Dr being careful to stay left of a fork you will soon run into after the ramp. After that you will pass a large brick building to your left and later what looks like abandoned houses to your right. The brick building is Winehaven, a wine bottling plant from the turn of the 20th century. The abandoned houses belonged to the US Navy. Keep going. Continue on past Castro Point until you see the public beach’s small entrance to your right, with an easy to miss sign. I will place a sandwich sign on the road pointing to the entrance, to make the entrance easy to spot.

If using GPS, please enter “Point Molate Beach Park.”