10/12/2012 04:45 pm ET Updated Dec 12, 2012

Muir Beach Open House: Find Your Bliss With Ocean Views

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By Philip Ferrato

Houses in Muir Beach range from tumble-down shacks to grand redwood palaces, with an allover vibe of the '60s counter-culture movement that once permeated Marin County.

That vibe still lingers- along with clothing-optional bathing on the crescent beach. Most of the little town's modest timber structures are arranged on a steep hillside over looking Pacific, with the surrounding lands owned by the Golden Gate National Park System, making a neighborhood that's better for hiking and meditating than shopping. In fact, there is no retail anything in Muir Beach.


The views aren't completely unobstructed, and Muir Beach still has above-ground power lines. But we love the setting, and both strucures look out over the ocean. The smaller structure houses the bedrooms, while the larger is an open living/working space with a deck between the two, and crying out for a hot tub.

Across the street from the house is a path down to a protected cove. If you're hungry, the British-centric Pelican Inn is nearby and good for pub fare and great beers, plus about a 1/4 mile north on Highway 1 our favorite public picnic spot overlooks the ocean.

201 Sunset Avenue, Muir Beach, $1.35M. Open on Sunday, October 14 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Muir Beach Open House

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