Perles Beach

Marin County

Shhhh. The trail to this secluded beach with jaw-dropping views out to Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco is mostly grown over; few know the beach exists. You'll find the tiny footpath at the end of the fence to the east of Battery Ledyard (a 1-mile walk from the ferry dock). Climb down at your own risk.

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