The romantic escape over the hills to the beach. . . an inn capturing the spirit of 16th century England’s west country awaits you.

Barely 20 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, the hospitable Pelican Inn rests at Muir Beach in the sea-blown fog, among the pines and alders, the honeysuckle and jasmine … a lodging refuge between the ocean, Muir Woods and the Northern California National Recreational Area parks.

The Pelican opens its doors to you for the fellowship of its Tudor bar, country cooking, overnight lodging or for a getaway of carefree feasting and relaxation.

Exclusive use closures

Please note, at 2pm the inn stops service to the general public on the following days:

Sat. June 17
Sat. Aug. 5
Sat. Aug. 19
Sat. Aug. 26
Sat. Sept. 2
Sat. Sept. 23
Sun. Oct. 8
Sat. Oct. 14

Hwy. I is under Repair

But Muir Beach and the Pelican are open, come down for a pint! Drive as you would normally to the inn. At the Hwy.1 / Panoramic junction, bear right, getting onto Panoramic Hwy. (sign indicates Detour/Muir Woods). After 1 mile, turn left onto Muir Woods Road (signs indicates Muir Woods & Muir Beach detour). Follow that road for a few miles until it dead-ends, then turn left onto Hwy. 1 and the Pelican is 200 yards on your right.


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Sunday 4/16

Couples, families, estranged relatives that need only be seen once, perhaps twice a year shall gather to eat their fill at our Easter Sunday brunch buffet.

Feast of St. George

Saturday 4/25

If St Patrick is to be celebrated in March, then St George will be celebrated in April.

Just as St George slew a dragon to save a princess and free a towns drinking water, we must slay many pints of ale and plates of food in honour of the fearless patron saint of England. Remember to wear a red rose on your lapel and to keep an eye out for the St. Georges flag that will be flying above our door.

Mother’s Day

A beautiful bouquet of May flowers is perhaps one of the most thoughtful and beautiful gifts one person can give to another. Here is a very simple four step method to showcase those flowers, but also to score some serious brownie points.

Step one: Make an advanced reservation for our Mother’s Day Buffet on Sunday 5/14. (415 38386000 xt: 106)

Step two: Purchase or pick a bouquet of the most vibrant May flowers you can find. May I suggest: Flowering Onions, Snapdragons, or even an arrangement of Carnations?

Step three: Bring your mother to the Pelican Inn for the most memorable Mother’s Day that she has, or will ever experience and present her with said flowers.

Step four: Receive praise from your mother for years to come. She is certain to herald you as the greatest offspring that has ever been sprung.

Memorial Day

We at the Pelican Inn declare loyalty to the Crown of England, and consider our soil to be distinctly British. However we are always careful to honour the American soldiers who have fought and died to secure and protect this land we occupy. Memorial day weekend is a long weekend for most, full of beers and barbeques. Why should it be any different at the Pelican? We will be barbequing oysters on our lawn, so come on out to the coast with a blanket and your favorite people to celebrate with us.



The hotel is located a short walk or hike from a beautiful Northern California beach, Muir Beach, and a few minutes drive from Muir Woods National Park. It is a 20 minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1.

Directions from Golden Gate Bridge: Proceed north on Highway 101. After five minutes, take the Stinson Beach / Highway 1 exit in Mill Valley. After 2/3rds mile, turn left at the Arco Station (3rd light), staying on Hwy. 1. Drive about 15 minutes. At bottom of hill—after miles of wilderness—the Inn is the first building on the left.


The Pelican Inn
10 Pacific Way
Muir Beach, California 94965

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