Dillon Beach Resort, mecca for dog owners with a mile-long canine-friendly ocean beach in Marin County, has been sold to new owners who intend to maintain “business as usual.”
The resort, which dates back to the late 19th century, includes a general store, cafe and three rental cottages with ocean views that take in the Point Reyes Peninsula to the south and Bodega Head to the north.
Fred and Nancy Cline, the Sonoma Valley winery owners who purchased the 55-acre resort in 2001 for $2.7 million, announced the sale in a notice posted on the store’s door. The property was reportedly listed at $7 million but the sale price was unknown.
The resort charges $10 for visitors using the parking lot near the north end of the broad, sandy beach that extends south to the mouth of Tomales Bay, giving free-roaming dogs and their owners plenty of room for hikes alongside mild surf. The beach, located about 24 miles southwest of Santa Rosa, is also popular with picnickers, surfers and kite surfers, with a consistent breeze or brisk wind.