Tomales Bay State Park

Tomales Bay State Park, Inverness: Hours, Address, Tomales Bay State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Tomales Bay State Park
4.5
State Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
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Encompasses beaches, a majestic forest, leisure hikes and wild animals.
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Eric Hans B
52 contributions
Really nice beach!
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great nature trail about indigenous people also at this very attractive beach. The nature trail leads to another beach even quieter. Pictures of quieter Indian Beach.
Written 15 October 2020
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Aaj2
44 contributions
Kayaking fun
Jun 2020
Lovely area for kayaking and paddle boarding. Kids can paddle about and many dogs playing in the water. Kayak rentals nearby but no restaurants or markets at the beach area. Bring your own food from market in Inverness Park or Point Reyes station.
Written 1 July 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA114,841 contributions
Fun Times at Tomales Bay State Park
Jun 2020
We went to Tomales Bay State Park. This is a scenic park with nice water views I enjoyed watching deer and birds. Other fun thigs to do in this area are kayaking and going to oyster farms.
Written 7 June 2020
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KATYBTRAVELLER
15 contributions
Shell Beach is beautiful
Nov 2019
Lovely place to swim along the buoys, you can get in a decent long swim. It can be windy and cool, especially as the day advances. You can change modestly near the rocks, people do. I got bumped twice by a leopard shark, however. There's a toilet, too. There are 2 beaches, joined by a short trail.
Written 20 November 2019
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Jeslyn R
Palo Alto, CA55 contributions
Night kayaking light show!
Aug 2019
Fantastic experience kayaking on a moonless night to check out the spectacular bioluminescence that abounds in Tomales Bay. We lucked out with a fog-free night, and once the wind died down we spent three hours kayaking on warm, calm water that was like glass - the stars were reflected on the surface of the water, and the bioluminescence was breathtaking! Will definitely do this again. Lots of parking (paid), very few food options (restaurant at the launch was completely booked, so bring food or be prepared to drive north or south down the coast to equally sparse options - grocery stores close at 4 pm on the weekends). We went south and found a restaurant open, which was very good but it was the only one remotely close. Portable toilets at the launch. I'd love to go back for camping.
Written 10 September 2019
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nageshknn
bangalore6 contributions
Bioluminescence wonder
Oct 2018
Kayaking on Tomales Bay in Point Reyes was an awesome experience; particularly to watch Bioluminescence in dark night. These unique lightening bursts are produced when, water in the bay is disturbed; it is an incredible light show of glowing water. emission of light by a living organism.
While kayaking for nearly 2 hours to cover the length of the bay is breath-taking; it is interesting to watch hundreds of jelly-fish around the Bay.
Written 3 September 2019
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Ann C
Nashville, TN2,227 contributions
Tomales Bay CA State Park
Jul 2019 • Couples
$8- entrance fee to this CA State Park.

Rolling fog and 50 degree temperatures in July due to elevation. Dress in layers.

Dogs not allowed on the beaches and most trails.

Parking lots fill up quickly.

Virgin grove of Bishop pines can be seen by taking a mile walk (Jepson Memorial grove).

Many animals call Tomales Bay state park home.
Written 24 July 2019
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Ruth S
Sacramento, CA49 contributions
Don't miss this
Jul 2019 • Family
Heart's Desire beach is great. We picnicked and then walked on the gorgeous short trail to Pebble Beach. It's just lovely.
Written 18 July 2019
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noho63
Northampton, MA209 contributions
Millerton point trail
Jun 2019 • Couples
Right on route 1 overlooking tamales bay . Beautiful 1.2 mile walk. Pets welcome. Enjoyed the beautiful scenery and beach area.
Written 19 June 2019
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Ryan S
Raleigh, NC1,074 contributions
Beach and lighthouse were closed
Feb 2019 • Solo
How do you close an entire beach. It's not like I want to swim it in February but totally closing it off? Also the road was partially flooded. Disappointing it was.
Written 5 February 2019
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