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Tomales Bay State Park

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Address: 1208 Pierce Point Rd, Inverness, CA 94937-9726
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+1 415-669-1140
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Encompasses beaches, a majestic forest, leisure hikes and wild animals.

Encompasses beaches, a majestic forest, leisure hikes and wild animals.

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Sheltered beach with easy walks

I was privileged to visit Tomales Bay State Park on a weekday during March. It was green and lovely to walk from one pocket beach to the other. I drove into the parking lot at... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Culver City, California
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Culver City, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I was privileged to visit Tomales Bay State Park on a weekday during March. It was green and lovely to walk from one pocket beach to the other. I drove into the parking lot at Heart's Desire Beach and from there walked out towards the Pacific on the nature trail to Indian Beach, where two small structures represented Miwok dwellings.... More 

Thank nathanall
Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

loved the wide open coast view. elk and the animals, long walks in fresh ocean air. February was a good time to travel. whales can be observed.

Thank nado_11
Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The drive out to Pierce Point Ranch is beautiful if that's all you do, although you could stop for lunch in Inverness, picnic at Heart's Desire Beach or just continue on to explore the historic ranch. From the Pierce Point parking lot you can venture as far as you'd like on trails that lead out to the point (almost 10... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lots of gorgeous beaches, some one accessible by hiking in. Since they are on Tomales Bay they are great for swimming, especially for kids. Took a nice hike. Wish we had had more time to spend there. Very uncrowded mid-week in Oct. even though it was a sunny, warmish day.

Thank AlaskansinOR
Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The trees that formed the canopy entrance surely set the stage for a stimulating and peaceful visit. We kept having to stop along the way in to take one more picture of the vista or another picturesque tree.

Thank JoanneHPG
San Francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Tomales Bay Point doesn't exist as a place by that name. Tomales Bay is a picturesque bay the runs along the San Andres Fault. The see the beautiful bay drive along CA 1 on the east side or Sir Francis Drake on the west side. Stop in Intervenes to take some amazing photos of the old Point Reyes boat. You'll... More 

Thank 7268
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

For 4 years running, we have rented kayaks and explored Tomales Bay + camped on a variety of the beaches. We've seen seals, pelicans and thresher sharks! It's a beautiful bay with bioluminescence in the water at night. Totally worth a visit!!

Thank Lesley B
San Jose, Ca
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Beautiful anytime of year (though fog may limit views at times); the spring wildflowers and green hills in late winter and spring are gorgeous.

Thank tlb91
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Beautiful water, California Cypress everywhere, spectacular environment for birds and birds-of-prey. One hour and one half hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge, one drives through forests, valleys and shoreline beauty on Highway 1. Visit Inverness, Marshall, Point Reyes, Olema, all lovely villages with old-style restaurants and accommodations. It's an all day trip and a great day of stopping and... More 

Thank bill s
Elk Grove, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Great travels through the state park. Nature at its best. Saw deer, elk and lots of cows. The view of the bay and the point with the spectacular ocean nearby. Telling everyone that this is truly a gem. Great hiking spots and beautiful flowers this time of the year. Will return.

Thank Sally11142016

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