Tomales Bay, just north of San Francisco on the California coast, is a narrow inlet of water sheltered by a thin stretch of land. The tip of that land, facing out to sea, is Tomales Point — a peaceful place to experience the natural beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore.
Known for its fresh oysters and shellfish, Tomales Bay is a scenic spot separating Point Reyes Peninsula from the mainland of Marin County. Tomales Point is a hiking trail and natural park with direct access to the shoreline. The waters are typically serene and calm, making it a great spot to launch kayaks. Many bring a picnic and lounge at the beach area here, or alternately prepare for the 9.5 mile roundtrip hike through the surrounding nature.
Tule elk and seabirds are common wildlife sightings. The area is a quiet escape from the nearby city of San Francisco.
Tomales Point can be found in the small town of Point Reyes Station. To get there take Highway 1 north from San Francisco. The drive takes about 75 minutes.