Details of this spring:

Posted: July 27, 2009

Category: California,Europe,North America


915 Shoreline Hwy

Stinson Beach, CA 94970
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Cold spring coming from the volcanic rock of Mt. Tamalpais, right near the San Andreas Fault. There is a sign that says “Non-Potable Water” but the “Potable” is scratched away and replaced with the word “Profit.” Multiple pipes coming out of cliff, some flowing water, some not. Easy access right along road for all SF Bay Area spring hunters. 1000 feet below is a hot spring on Red Rock Beach only accessible as a hot pool during very low night time tides.

Nearest Address

915 Shoreline Hwy

Directions from Nearest Address

From 101 take the Stinson Beach Exit. Follow Route 1 North (Shoreline Hwy) for about half an hour until just before the town of Stinson Beach. Large parking lot on both left and right. The spring is on your right coming out of bottom of sheer cliff.

Vital Information

  • Fee: None
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 61
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:




Map Link: Red Rock Beach Cold Spring Map

Submitted by: Christian Bates, Lyle