The Pelican Inn
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.
Muir Beach open to Pelican Guests - Effective July 8, the National Park Service closed the parking lot and bathrooms at Muir Beach so the area could be upgraded. Dec. 14 is the new re-opening date for the Muir Beach parking lot and facilities.
Now the good news!
While you can’t park at Muir Beach right now, the Pelican Inn will have parking and the new trail in front of the Inn is still open to walk to the beach.
Overnight guests as always will park for free. Dining guests will be allowed two hours free parking then charged an hourly rate after that to help pay the valet parking service we are hiring.
So don’t stay away! With fewer day-trippers, the inn won’t be as crowded and the beach will be nearly empty. Our British Welcome will be as warm as ever, the fire will be roaring on those crisp days and nights, the beer will be flowing and the Pacific Ocean will still be as magnificent as ever. It’s an ideal time to visit us.
“As soon as I enter the door of a tavern, I experience oblivion of care, and a freedom from solicitude. There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn.” Samuel Johnson