Cronkite beach is a beautiful secluded beach where the coast of the Pacific Ocean meets the Marin Headlands. It is a nice little beach which is tucked away for the people who already know about it and regularly go to the beach. It’s a short beach from left to right, compared to other beaches such as Stinson and Limantour, which stretch for miles. Cronkite is not very crowded on the beach, but in the water there’s a good amount of surfers. I don’t surf, but from people who do, I’ve heard that the waves are perfect for teenage surfers. On the land, the sand is unbearably hot. It has larger grains and is wetter than most sand beaches.
Heading south on 101 toward San Francisco, you take the last exit before the Golden Gate Bridge. Get on Anderson Avenue, which leads you to a left turn on Bunker Road. Stay on Bunker Road; stop at the one way tunnel, and wait for the five minute red light. Stay on Bunker Road until you end up in the parking lot, were the beach lies in front of your car.
This is the perfect beach for surfing or taking a loved one to watch the sunset or sunrise. It’s also a good place to go on a run, take a dip in the sea, or bring your dog and throw the ball for him/her. Anything you do at a beach, you can do it at Cronkite, just in a peaceful environment. It’s windy a lot of the time, so if it’s not a hot summer night, bring a sweatshirt and some layers.