Tomales Bay Itinerary

Trips, by definition, are brief periods of travel away from the norm. Perhaps to extend the experience, so it isn't as brief, I create itineraries. They typically follow the same format: where to Stay (and how to get there), where to Eat, and what to Do. Here's what I put together for our weekend trip to Tomales Bay, followed by some photos from our trip:


Nick’s Cove


Cowgirl Cantina
Tomales Bay Foods, 80 Fourth St., Point Reyes Station

You can grab sandwiches and chips here in the morning, to bring with you on your hikes. Or sit at the nearby picnic benches to enjoy an easy lunch.

The Marshall Store
19225 State 1, Marshall

The Station House Café
11180 State 1, Point Reyes Station; 415/663-1515.

Tomales Bakery
27000 State 1, Tomales

Drakes Bay Family Farms
17171 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Inverness

Hog Island Oyster Co.
20215 Coast Hwy./State 1, Marshall; 415/663-9218.
Tour info for Hog Island Oyster Farm

Tomales Bay Oyster Company
15479 State 1, Marshall; 415/663-1242.


Point Reyes National Seashore
open daily from sunrise to midnight

Tomales Bay State Park
8 A.M. to Sunset every day
1208 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, Ca. 94937

Farm and ranch tours
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) leads tours to local food producers.

Blue Water Kayak Rentals and Tours
Single $50 for 2 hr, $60 for 4 hours, Double $70 for 2 hours, $90 for 4 hours

Daniel Edelstein, Bird Tours (415) 382-1827