Directions to Commonweal Garden

Commonweal Garden is also a private residence, so we ask you not to visit unannounced. Thanks!

CAUTION:  GPS systems are not always accurate in navigating you to Commonweal Garden. For the last 3 miles, please follow directions below.

From San Francisco

  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge; go approximately 4.5 miles
  • Take the Stinson Beach/Highway 1 turnoff
  • Continue on Shoreline Highway for 12.5 miles to the stop sign in the town of Stinson Beach.
  • Go another 4.4 miles and take the first road to the LEFT just past the lagoon (no Bolinas sign!)
  • Stay LEFT at the end of the short connecting road
  • Go 1.3 miles along the west side of the lagoon and turn LEFT at the stop sign (Bolinas Nursery on the corner)
  • Go ½ mile and turn RIGHT at the next stop sign (Mesa Road)
  • After 2.3 miles you will pass radio towers and a “COMMONWEAL” sign. PASS THIS.
  • Go another ¼ mile to 480 Mesa Road on your right.

From the East Bay

  • Take the Richmond-San Rafael bridge
  • Just after the bridge, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. turn off.
  • Take Sir Francis Drake all the way to Olema where it meets Hwy1 (~20 min.)
  • Turn LEFT on Hwy 1 towards Stinson Beach.
  • After about 9 miles, turn RIGHT at the first right after Horseshoe Hill Road. (no Bolinas sign!)
  • Go 1.3 miles along the west side of the lagoon and turn LEFT at the stop sign (Bolinas Nursery on the corner)
  • Go ½ mile and turn RIGHT at the next stop sign (Mesa Road)
  • After 2.3 miles you will pass radio towers and a “COMMONWEAL” sign. PASS THIS.
  • Go another ¼ mile to 480 Mesa Road on your right.

From Marin

Follow East Bay directions starting at Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

From Sonoma County

Take Hwy 1 south to Olema and follow East Bay directions from Olema or take Hwy 101 south to Sir Francis Drake and follow East Bay directions from Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

480 Mesa Road
Bolinas, CA 94924

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