We brought up the idea of painting at Tennessee Valley in the Marin Headlands. I think it's one of the most accessible beaches in Marin County (facing the Pacific), with it only being a few miles west of the 101. Though there is a bit of a long walk to the beach, there is plenty of scenery along the hills. The coast is always cooler, in case of another scorcher like today.
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Take exit 445B for CA-1 towards Stinson Beach. Right before the bridge that takes you across the river, turn left on to Tennessee Valley Road. This road goes for about a mile until you reach the main parking lot.
The trailhead has a somewhat small parking lot so please do arrive EARLY if you want to be able to park there. There is some parking along the road before you get to the main lot, but those spots may fill on a Sunday as well. Be there no later than 10am for the best chance at parking.
We will meet at the trailhead for our meetup, and some of us I am sure will trek down to the beach. We can meet up at 2pm at the trailhead again to share our paintings.