Mesa Lane Beach is a rocky beach with good tide pool and lots of dogs walking their owners. There are also a handful of surfers and boogie boarders. The entrance steps (about 230) are narrow, so you may need to wear a mask to practice social distancing.
Directions: From the 101, take the Las Positas exit. Head south toward the beach. At the roundabout, turn left (away from Arroyo Burro) onto Cliff Dr. Turn right onto Mesa Lane and park near the end at the entrance to the beach.
This beach was open and easy to socially distance. There were not a lot of people sitting on the beach.
It was easy to find week day parking on Mesa Lane.
The tide pools were great with sea anemones, crabs, muscles, limpets as well as egrets and other birds.
The beach itself is shallow for a long distance out, making it great for little ones.
It is hard to socially distance on the steps down.
The dogs are off leash and often friendly which will bother some.
The steps are daunting on the way back if you are hauling stuff.
|East toward Thousand Steps|
|West toward Arroyo Burro|
|Path to the Beach|
|Steps to the Beach|