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 deep within Mt. Tamalpais. This is the closest, most accessible quality public spring for much of the Bay Area. Park your car right next to pipes in the large pullout. The center copper pipe has the highest flow but does get occasionally vandalized. Flow rate is good through dry autumn, and really gushes in the spring. Area is nearly vacant most of the time, but can become crowded midday on warm weather weekends. Spring has been lab tested, details here: Please do not tamper with pipe setup, as local steward has to regularly fix damage that has been done. Please support excellent spring water etiquette and ongoing lab testing here:

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