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Explore Point Reyes, West Marin, Tomales Bay and Point Reyes National Seashore

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Point Reyes Station is located an hour from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country adjacent to the Point Reyes National Seashore with 65,000 acres of the most diverse settings that nature can provide.

You can hike l50 miles of trails, explore miles of sandy beaches, kayak on Tomales Bay, ride horses, or just relax by the wood stove or soak in the hot tub.

Guests enjoy whale watching from January to April, elephant seals from December to April, and tule elk at Tomales Point year round. Spectacular wildflowers from March through May at Chimney Rock and Abbots Lagoon.

Winter is considered by many to be a magic time at Point Reyes National Seashore. The gray whales pass by the Point Reyes Lighthouse on their migration from the Bering and Chuchki Seas near Alaska to the breeding lagoons in Baja, Mexico. At Point Reyes the whales are seen on their Southern migration in late December through January, and during their northern migration in March and April.

A large colony of elephant seals can be seen at Chimney Rock. Males arrive first in late November, shortly followed by the females who give birth within a week. The last to leave are the weaned pups who depart by late March.

Wonderful birding takes place during all the seasons. some of the best viewing spots are Abbott’s Lagoon, Drakes Bay, Bolinas Lagoon, Limantour Estero, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Chimney Rock, Olema Marsh, Muddy Hollow, five Brooks Pond, or any of the access trails along the east shore of Tomales Bay.

Local Restaurants

Nick’s Cove (415) 663-1033
Station House Café (Point Reyes) (415) 663-1515
Sir & Star (Olema) (415) 663-1034
Marin Sunfarms Eatery (Point Reyes) (415) 663-8997
Vladimir’s (Inverness) (415) 669-1021
Tony’s Seafood (Marshall) (415) 663-1107
Café Reyes (Point Reyes) (415) 663-9493
Rancho Nicasio (415) 662-2219
Saltwalter Oyster Depot (Inverness) (415) 299-3736
 Due West @ Olema House (415- 663-1264
Side Street Kitchen (415) 663-0303

Local Resources

Events & Entertainment
Point Reyes Insider
Local Event Calendar: Music, Festivals, Classes
West Marin Food and Farm Tours (415) 599-9222
Point Reyes Books (415) 663-1542
Dance Palace (415) 663-1075
Rancho Nicasio (415) 662-2219
Point Reyes National Seashore (415) 464-5100
Point Reyes Bird Observatory (415) 868-1221
West Marin Music Festival (415) 663-9650
Tour Point Reyes (303) 929-8443
Point Reyes Safaris  (303) 929-8443
Five Brooks Ranch (415) 663-1570
Local Publications & Information
Point Reyes Light (415) 663-8404
Coastal Traveler (415) 663-8404
Organizations
Marin Agricultural Land Trust (415) 663-1158
Food Purveyors
Hog Island Oyster Company (415) 663-9218
McEvoy Ranch (707) 778-2307
Tomales Bay Oyster Company (415) 663-1242
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese
Company
(800) 591-6878
Cowgirl Creamery (415) 663-9335
The Fork at Point Reyes (800) 591-6878
Tomales Bay Foods (415) 663-9335
Indian Peach Food Company (415) 663-8478
Marin Sun Farms (415) 669-1619
Tobys Feed Barn (415) 663-1223
Straus Family Creamery (415) 663-5464
Galleries  & Artists 
Richard Blair, Kathleen Goodwin (415) 663-1616
Gallery Route One (415) 663-1347
Marty Knapp Photography (415) 663-8670
Tobys Feed Barn (415) 663-1223
Point Reyes Open Studios
Point Reyes Books (415) 663-1542