Why Dillon Beach?
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Located near the mouth of Tomales Bay, Dillon Beach real estate located in this tiny town is home to fabulous ocean views and is the perfect place to get away from whatever is troubling you. Dillon Beach condos for sale are home to both rows of fabulous beach houses and the world renowned Dillon Beach Resort, this coastal town overlooks Point Reyes Peninsula and manages to be both remote and convenient. Dillon Beach houses for sale are exclusive and worth every penny. There are many ways to find the best Dillon Beach homes for sale, all you need to do is connect with a licensed Dillon Beach real estate agent who can help you find some of the most lucrative Dillon Beach luxury homes for sale and Dillon Beach land for sale.
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Dillon Beach, CA real estate is focused on vacation homes and beach rentals for tourists during the summer season. While there are not many people who live in Dillon Beach, it is a popular summer vacation spot and beach front property is much sought after.
Dillon Beach is attractive because of its small size, it sense of history and family, as well as the relative ease of access to major area roads. Unlike some other Marin communities, it is easy to follow the signs to Dillon Beach and the locals are always happy to have visitors.
The lengthy sandy beach itself is the real attraction of the town. A warm Mediterranean climate and sheltered bay make it the perfect place to play on the sand or in the water. You can also go clamming for delicious fresh, Tomales Bay clams much of the year.
Natives from the Miwok tribes originally used the land the town sits on as a base for clamming in Tomales Bay. Early settler Tom Woods came here in the 1830’s and would trade the Tomales Bay abalone his Miwok workers had gathered to French merchant ships for brandy.
In the 1880’s the clams attracted an Irishman George Dillon. He built a hotel and dining room near the beautiful mile long sandy beach that would later bear his name. He would entertain tourists traveling up the coast to see the redwoods. He also ran a stagecoach that would whisk passengers getting from 4 miles inland at the North Pacific Railroad stop in Tomas to his dining room and beach to help them get some fresh ocean air.
Dillon eventually sold out to the Keegan family in the early 1900’s, with the understanding that the beach would always be called Dillon Beach. The Keegans leased the hotel the Lawson family in the 1920’s.
The Lawsons would take over the hotel and move in more family. Soon the Lawsons were marketing Dillon Beach as the “family playground of marvelous Marin”. Tourists came, and more beach houses were built. The family prospered and eventually opened up a resort, which became Lawson’s Landing, which is still owned and operated by the Lawson family.
There are only 283 people in the unincorporated area known as Dillon Beach. Most of the homes for sale in Dillon Beach are vacation homes, with large porches for watching the stunning sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The Lawsons and the Cline families are the largest business and property owners in the area. The Clines operate the Dillon Beach Resort. Most of the full-time residents work in the tourist industry.
Dillon Beach doesn’t have a school system, but students attend schools in neighboring communities.
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