add-memberalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbellblockcalendarcamerachatchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-upcircle-with-crosscomposecrossfacebookflagfolderglobegoogleimagesinstagramkeylocation-pinmedalmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1pagepersonpluspollsImported LayersImported LayersImported LayersshieldstartwitterwinbackClosewinbackCompletewinbackDiscountyahoo

Red Rock Beach Cold Springs Educational Gathering, Fill-up + Beach Adventure

  • Jun 18, 2014 · 2:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Join Christian Bates and Bethanne Wanamaker for an educational presentation on the Do's and Don'ts of filling up your drinking water at Red Rock Beach Cold Springs, followed by a hike down to the beach for wading, sunbathing, and good times with our community!

Red Rock Beach has 2 major springs: 1 public gushing spring on the big Shoreline Hwy parking lot, and 1 lower secret pyrite-encrusted spring that pours forth from the beach.

The Red Rock parking lot spring is for filling up (as much as your car can hold if you desire) and has been consumed by locals and travelers for decades. It is currently the only road-side spring in Marin county known to be clean, and the closest spring for most in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Check out Christian's Red Rock Spring Water Quality Analysis Report + Video.

FYI, the post on Red Rock is a bit outdated. Since that post, the erosion around the spring has been cleaned up and filling up regularly is a MUCH easier experience.

Christian and Bethanne have been drinking this water as their exclusive drinking water for over 5 years. Many locals for 10+ years!

Come join us and bring your friends! Red Rock is a very valuable resource to know about, if not from which to drink exclusively.



Coordinates/Google Map:[masked],[masked]

When driving north from Mill Valley, take Shoreline Hwy (Route 1) towards Stinson Beach for about 25 minutes. 1 mile shy of the town of Stinson Beach, parking lot and spring are on your right. Limited cell reception along the coast.

Please plan to arrive early to allow for weekend traffic. Educational presentation begins at 2:15.



* Jugs for filling up spring water (Note: Because there will be many attendees, you may have to wait your turn or wait until the end of the event to fill up large containers. Spring flows at about 1.5 gallons per minute.)

* Appropriate footwear for the 15 minute hike (a rocky slight decline) to the beach (Vibram Five Fingers are great, but flip flops or other comfortable shoes will do.)

* A bathing suit for wading, body surfing and sunbathing (weather permitting) if you choose (Red Rock Beach is a small, hidden clothing-optional beach (in one area), so you may want to expect to see some nudie ultimate frisbee players. Your event hosts will remain clothed in bathing suits, and we invite you to bring a bathing suit as well.)


OPTIONAL: We will be offering our ice-cold mouth-watering spring-water-based low-glycemic herbal tonic elixirs for just $5! Please let us know when you RSVP if you'd like one so we know how much to bring. Elixirs will be served at the spring parking lot. Please pay with cash in person. Bethanne's Chocolate Goldies & organic raw chocolate covered treats, along with Christian's Longevity Power products will be available for sale. Cash preferred; CC accepted!

COST: $10 (plus, cash upon arrival if you'd like elixirs, raw chocolates and tonics to fuel your epic afternoon adventure!)


CHRISTIAN BATES is a Superfood Eco Lifestyle Expert, Organic Gourmet Chef, Formulator, Herbalist, and founder of Longevity Power. For the past 11 years, he has been studying, living and teaching both ancient and leading edge health practices. He knows that there is always a next step up in your health strategy and health results, and that there is always a solution if one’s health is in trouble. Christian is the co-creator of the WildBar, a Superfood-infused raw chocolate meal replacement bar that has been on natural food stores’ shelves nationally for over 6 years.

His deepest passion is to teach people how to eat and live in a way that is both completely delicious, really fun and densely healthful!

Christian lives a full life as the man behind the Longevity Power (Herbal Tonics for the Super Health Conscious), and is a highly engaged & knowledgeable speaker as well as a healthy role model for men and women of all ages. Keep up with him as he lays out “the most uncompromised, highest quality, results-driven, outrageously fun conscious food lifestyle education ever!“

See Christian’s Before & After pics HERE!


BETHANNE WANAMAKER is the founder of Edible Goddess, a raw superfood dessert chef, holistic nutrition, natural beauty, and lifestyle educator and author of multiple recipe books. She lives to inspire you to become the absolute best and healthiest expression of yourself! Bethanne teaches others how to activate their highest potential as an inspirational speaker and how to use food and lifestyle as the catalyst for a MUCH better life. Her delicious workshops have won the amazing award for "awesome classes as seen on Ellen" (the Ellen Degeneres show).

Through her productscoaching, and engaging classes and events, she offers valuable insight into the connection between mindful choices and discovering and living your dharma. Bethanne’s core message is to “Live as a healthy example of what’s possible, raise your standards and refuse to compromise them, don’t settle for less, and shine a guiding light on those you love to help them eliminate needless suffering.”

She is a regular contributor for the Conscious Divas and on MindBodyGreen.

“Declare your own glory. Recognize your power. Acknowledge your beauty. Admit your strengths. Give yourself credit. Live your truth. Play full out always. Revel in yourself. Celebrate YOU. Expect miracles daily. Shine out loud and be bright like the moon.” ~ Bethanne Wanamaker

Join or login to comment.

  • Bethanne

    I'm still feeling the bliss effects of such a radiant day with everyone! Wow - the water, beach, friends, sunshine, conversations .. thanks everybody who joined us!

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • Travis B.

    Amazing water, great educational and recreational experience. A fantastic day with delicious chocolates and elixirs as well. Christian and Bethanne are inspirational health role models. I enjoyed their company and all of the meetup members who came out. And that was a beautiful beach.

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Maggie

    I couldn't sneak away from work like I had anticipated. Sorry to have missed event; I will be hoping and looking out for more in the future!

    June 19, 2014

    • Bethanne

      Hope you'll join us next time Maggie!

      June 19, 2014

  • Meg

    hey guys! where can i buy carboys?

    June 18, 2014

  • Meg

    Ditto ditto for me too! Elixir and chocolates and I'll have cash :)

    1 · June 18, 2014

  • Kelly

    Ditto what Travis said. Elixir, chocolate & cash for me too.

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • Travis B.

    put me down for an elixir and a few chocolate goods. i'll bring along some cash. thank you.

    1 · June 17, 2014

  • Sue

    I would love to attend but can't during the week. Any chance you will do this again on the weekend? Thanks!

    June 14, 2014

  • Julia

    I'd like to come, are children welcome? I have three.

    1 · June 9, 2014

    • Christian B.

      Julia, yes, children 12 and under are free!

      June 12, 2014

8 went

Your organizer's refund policy for Red Rock Beach Cold Springs Educational Gathering, Fill-up + Beach Adventure

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy