Headlands Institute is a beautiful retreat and conference center right on the beach just north of San Francisco, two ridges away from Green Gulch and Norman’s home at Muir Beach, and part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
For more information on the Headlands Institute see their web page below. Accomodations at the site are sometimes available.
A former U.S. army fort, with plenty of space, Headlands is a non profit that specializes in hosting nature programs for young people. The spacious room that we use overlooks the ocean and is removed from the other activities that go on at the place while we are having our retreat. The food is also very good!
Directions to The Headlands Institute:
Heading North on Highway 101: Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take the Alexander Avenue exit (the second exit after the bridge). Merge right on to Alexander Avenue and then take the first left. Go straight to the tunnel entrance. Follow the directions below.*
Heading South on Highway 101:
Take the second Sausalito exit (the last exit before the Golden Gate Bridge). Turn right and follow the road under the highway. Go straight after the stop sign and then take the first left. Go straight to the tunnel entrance.
Wait for the green light before proceeding through the tunnel. Continue on the main road (Bunker Road) and follow the signs to Rodeo Beach and Fort Cronkhite. After crossing a small bridge and driving around the lagoon (Rodeo Lagoon), the road will fork. Look for Everyday Zen signs to guide you to the correct building.
For inexpensive rustic overnight accommodations before or after the sitting, make reservations by calling the Headlands Youth Hostel at 415-331-2777. In summertime make reservation at least two weeks in advance for dorm rooms, and at least two months in advance for private rooms. In off season, less advance notice is necessary.