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McNears Beach
—  Unincorporated community  —
McNears Beach is located in California
McNears Beach
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°59′36″N 122°27′12″W / 37.99333°N 122.45333°W / 37.99333; -122.45333Coordinates: 37°59′36″N 122°27′12″W / 37.99333°N 122.45333°W / 37.99333; -122.45333
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation [1] 10 ft (3 m)

McNears Beach (formerly, McNear, McNear Landing, and McNear's Beach) is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north-northwest of Point San Pedro and 3.4 miles (5.4 km) northeast of San Rafael, at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m).[1] The community is in ZIP code 94901 and area code 415.

McNears Beach developed a fishing industry in the 1870s.[2] The McNear post office operated from 1897 to 1910.[2] The name comes from the McNear Family, former owners of the land.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: McNears Beach, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 662. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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