Highlights: A large park with amenities and activities, McNears is great for large group gatherings. It sits in a sheltered cove in the 55-acre park along the shore of San Pablo Bay and is a narrow bayside beach, safe and easy to access with kayaks and canoes. The fishing pier is popular for catching striped bass, halibut and crab.
Parking: Parking lot, $8 fee
Dogs: Not permitted
Facilities: Swimming pool (summer only), tennis courts, horseshoe court, fishing pier, picnic areas with 21 tables, 12 barbecues, benches, drinking fountain, playfields, restrooms, sand volleyball courts
Food: Snack bar (summer only)
Directions: From Highway 101, take the Central San Rafael exit and go east on Second Street (this will become San Pedro Road). Take the road to Cantera Way.