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Picnic picnic

Since they no longer allow grilling in tomales bay, we followed Google maps to the next nearest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elistravels
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Great for kids

Visited this beach while exploring Point Reyes with my daughter and we really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
glm03
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Great swimming away from the city crowds and fog.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Point Reyes Station, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since they no longer allow grilling in tomales bay, we followed Google maps to the next nearest picnic area, which was this place! It was a welcome retreat for our then super hungry tummies!! The picnic area was very charming with each table having its...More

Thank elistravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this beach while exploring Point Reyes with my daughter and we really enjoyed the environment. We relaxed on the beach and took a hike on the Indian hiking trail .

Thank glm03
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Minimal entry fee per vehicle. Tons of picnic tables to sit and enjoy lunch. The water stays shallow for quite a ways in so the children can enjoy comfortably. You can hike in the surrounding woods. We visited during the week but Ivan see how...More

Thank Jkarr11
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely sandy beach full of families with young children. Nice big picnic area with tables and benches. The kids had a fab time in jumping off the platform about 15 meters offshore. Busy on the hottest weekend of the year so far but still not...More

Thank Andi_Strud
Reviewed 16 November 2016

After you park the car its about a half mile walk down to the Point. On the way there are a few cottages that can be rented and facilities are close by.I would say this is more for the historical and geographical interest than regular...More

1  Thank 00slevin
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This beach one of the warmest among northern California beaches. Wonderful for kids. Safe, clean and warm. We absolutely love it! Unfortunately, there is limited parking space and no cell phone service.

1  Thank Olga K
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Turnoff entrance eight miles from downtown Point Reyes Station, along Pierce Point Road, with day fee sticker obtained from vending machine, this is the paramount swimming beach only matched by Chicken Ranch Beach at Pine Hill Road at the north end of Inverness. Picnic benches,...More

1  Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 19 September 2016

One can never get enough of the ocean view ..up close and personal. Many wannabe surfers trying to catch that perfect wave...

Thank NLBisht
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Our good friends had a wedding ceremony here at a beautiful site on the bay and parking is available. Trees create a shady area throughout the picnic sites. Nice trails lead you to the beaches at the bay. Walking westward you can access another beach...More

Thank Mickey H
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The only beach in the area that you can drive to. We expected it to be more crowded then it was. There are a few trails around it that offered great views across the bay. Great value for $10 entry/parking fee.

Thank Amy L
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Cynthia C
1 July 2016|
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Response from bill s | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any RV parking nearby and I don't believe any facility is available. Call the Pointe Reyes Chamber of Commerce tomorrow, they can help you with your question.
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Claire F
28 May 2016|
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Response from pjmdvm | Reviewed this property |
The Tomales Bay SP website states,"Dogs are not permitted on the beaches or trails." See page 470 of CA parks.gov website. Sounds like the park is ok as long as you don't hike or go on to beach or area around the beach... More
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