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Stay at Dillon Beach Resort in Marin for Coastal Cottages and Cabins

The Ospreys, tiny cottages newly built in Marin at Dillon Beach Resort

Proving that tiny concepts pair well with big nature, Marin’s Dillon Beach Resort has refreshed overnight stays with their new and charming tiny cottage additions. Complementing the tiny? Huge coastal views, sweeping from Tomales Point to Bodega Bay, an expansive communal deck with a barbecue, and the mile-long Dillon Beach below.

Expansive outdoor communal patio area and deck at Dillon Beach Resort in Marin

The resort was re-conceptualized by a small group of local families. Custom-built tiny cottages are ambient with farmhouse decor and vintage appliances. Some cottages are built for two people and a pup (yep, the resort is dog-friendly!), others are built to accommodate more people. All are pretty darn cool! Not so tiny? The prices! But if you’re looking for a beach stay splurge it's a great place to consider.

New tiny cottages at Dillon Beach Resort in Marin

Beach-facing cabins open out to an expansive deck with chairs overlooking Dillon Beach and the coastline below.

Cottages overlooking Dillon Beach in Marin at Dillon Beach Resort

The Dillon Beach Coastal Kitchen also overlooks the coastal scenery, with an outdoor patio and farm-to-table local food (no reservations needed, though you may have to wait in line for a bit). Clam chowder, fried chicken sandwich, or a special peach, mozzarella, bacon sandwich are a few tasty options.

People sitting on the orange, white, and blue chairs at Dillon Beach Resort's Coastal Kitchen outdoor patio in Marin

Next door, the General Store is an artisan-curated shop for snacks of all kinds, picnic provisions, branded merch, toiletries, and a variety of gifts and games, as well as craft beer, wine, spirits, and no-alcohol beverages. 

The General Store interior with a craft beer fridge at Dillon Beach Resort in Marin

As for Dillon Beach, it’s Marin magical … a one-mile swath of wide, sandy terrain backed by beautiful dunes that make nice buffers if there's wind.

Beach goers hang out on the beach and play in the surf at Dillon Beach in Marin

Even when there's lots of people, you can still find some personal space to spread a blanket and relax. It’s also a prime spot for strolling seaside and enjoying those views of Point Reyes.

Sea stacks rise from the ocean, and low tide brings gentler surf plus nice tide-pooling on the north end. You can find picnic tables here, and the bluffs make for more private hideaways. A bow-wow bonus: There are no leash laws at Dillon Beach so if your furry pal is friendly, you both get to roam free. That's some chillin' at Dillon.

Dillon Beach is located between Bodega Bay and Tomales Bay. Take Hwy. 1 to Tomales and then go west on Dillon Beach Rd. Parking at Dillon Beach is $15. Dog-friendly!

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