Katie Beacock has owned Seadrift Realty in Stinson Beach for over 40 years. Her daughter and five other employees now work alongside her.   David Briggs

When Katie Beacock and her husband founded Seadrift Realty in 1973, the gated community just north of Stinson Beach was home to roughly 20 houses. Relocating from East Marin with their four—soon to be five—children, the couple built a home overlooking the lagoon and set up an office at the entrance of the gate, then secured by . . .

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