Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore
This guide offers an itinerary for a day trip, or overnight to Point Reyes National Seashore. Enjoy exploring the seashore, seafood, and some adventure. This guide holds everything you need for a day or weekend trip to Point Reyes National Seashore from San Francisco including accommodation options, coffee in the morning, food & drink throughout the day, points of interest, & things to do! It also includes a handy interactive map that you can take with you on the go!
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If you’re coming from San Francisco, start your morning off with some coffee and breakfast on your way out of the city.

Equator Coffees
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This cafe serves up super delicious coffees and baked goods. They’re a great spot to stop if you’re in the area and need a light breakfast or pick me up.
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Then continue on your drive up Sir Francis Drake Blvd to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Spend the day exploring some of Point Reyes’ Highlights

Point Reyes Shipwrecks
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Point Reyes is known for its treacherous waters, but this particular shipwreck, known as the S.S. Point Reyes was never in a huge wreck, it was only beached on a sandbar and abandoned. Even so, it makes for a beautiful photo op, and allows you to reflect on the history of the area.
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Cypress Tree Tunnel
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This tree tunnel is one of the most well-known scenes on the Point Reyes Seashore, and offers for some incredible photo-ops. Cypress trees are common on the Northern California coast, and are incredibly beautiful, especially when they grow to form tunnels like this one.
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Point Reyes Lighthouse
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The Point Reyes Lighthouse is a must-see for anyone exploring this section of the Northern California coastline. The lighthouse was built in 1870 to prevent ships from running into the Point Reyes peninsula, and it served it’s purpose for 105 years. It now offers a reminder of the history of the area. Enjoy views of the lighthouse from the observatiiion deck, and the stairs that led to the lighthouse (only open Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4).
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After you’ve visited these highlights, stop at Drakes Beach for a short hike, or just to relax innn the sand.

Drakes Beach
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Rated as one of the top beaches in Marin County, Drakes Beach offers a great place to relax in the sand, or explore the cliffs above it for views of the Pacific. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see some seals.
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When you’ve finished exploring, head over to Tomales Bay for some oysters and seafood.

Note: if you want to picnic with oysters instead, bring a picnic basket & cooler, and stop at Tomales Bay Oyster Co. ahead of time, then picnic on Drakes Beach.

If you’re not so hot on Oysters, and are planning on heading back to San Francisco, stop in Mill Valley for some tacos & cocktails.

Hook Fish Co. at Proof Lab Beer Garden
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Hook Fish Co is a San Francisco favorite, and they now have a location in Mill Valley attached to the Proof Lab Beer garden. Their fish tacos are to die for.
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If you want to turn this trip into an overnight….

Spend the night on Tomales Bay

Nick's Cove
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Nick’s Cove will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to old Tomales Bay. Book one of their 12 waterfront cottages, and experience the best of the area. The hotel also has an attached restaurant and oyster bar serving farm-to-table dishes representative of the area.
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Then the next day enjoy an adventure of kayaking, or hiking before heading back.

Blue Waters Kayaking
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Blue Waters offers kayak rentals and tours of Tomales Bay. Book whatever works best for you. Then take your kayak to explore the Bay - if you want, you can even kayak up to Tomales Bay Oyster Co. and pick up your own oysters!
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Palomarin Trailhead
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This 13 mile round trip trail will take you to Alamere Falls - an incredible waterfall that flows straight across the beach and into the ocean!
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Exploring Point Reyes National Seashore
This guide offers an itinerary for a day trip, or overnight to Point Reyes National Seashore. Enjoy exploring the seashore, seafood, and some adventure. This guide holds everything you need for a day or weekend trip to Point Reyes National Seashore from San Francisco including accommodation options, coffee in the morning, food & drink throughout the day, points of interest, & things to do! It also includes a handy interactive map that you can take with you on the go!
9 Places • 15 Saves • ago
Free

If you’re coming from San Francisco, start your morning off with some coffee and breakfast on your way out of the city.

Equator Coffees
@thatch
This cafe serves up super delicious coffees and baked goods. They’re a great spot to stop if you’re in the area and need a light breakfast or pick me up.
Add to
Details

Then continue on your drive up Sir Francis Drake Blvd to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Spend the day exploring some of Point Reyes’ Highlights

Point Reyes Shipwrecks
@thatch
Point Reyes is known for its treacherous waters, but this particular shipwreck, known as the S.S. Point Reyes was never in a huge wreck, it was only beached on a sandbar and abandoned. Even so, it makes for a beautiful photo op, and allows you to reflect on the history of the area.
Add to
Details
Cypress Tree Tunnel
@thatch
This tree tunnel is one of the most well-known scenes on the Point Reyes Seashore, and offers for some incredible photo-ops. Cypress trees are common on the Northern California coast, and are incredibly beautiful, especially when they grow to form tunnels like this one.
Add to
Details
Point Reyes Lighthouse
@thatch
The Point Reyes Lighthouse is a must-see for anyone exploring this section of the Northern California coastline. The lighthouse was built in 1870 to prevent ships from running into the Point Reyes peninsula, and it served it’s purpose for 105 years. It now offers a reminder of the history of the area. Enjoy views of the lighthouse from the observatiiion deck, and the stairs that led to the lighthouse (only open Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4).
Add to
Details

After you’ve visited these highlights, stop at Drakes Beach for a short hike, or just to relax innn the sand.

Drakes Beach
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Rated as one of the top beaches in Marin County, Drakes Beach offers a great place to relax in the sand, or explore the cliffs above it for views of the Pacific. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see some seals.
Add to
Details

When you’ve finished exploring, head over to Tomales Bay for some oysters and seafood.

Note: if you want to picnic with oysters instead, bring a picnic basket & cooler, and stop at Tomales Bay Oyster Co. ahead of time, then picnic on Drakes Beach.

If you’re not so hot on Oysters, and are planning on heading back to San Francisco, stop in Mill Valley for some tacos & cocktails.

Hook Fish Co. at Proof Lab Beer Garden
@thatch
Hook Fish Co is a San Francisco favorite, and they now have a location in Mill Valley attached to the Proof Lab Beer garden. Their fish tacos are to die for.
Add to
Details

If you want to turn this trip into an overnight….

Spend the night on Tomales Bay

Nick's Cove
@thatch
Nick’s Cove will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to old Tomales Bay. Book one of their 12 waterfront cottages, and experience the best of the area. The hotel also has an attached restaurant and oyster bar serving farm-to-table dishes representative of the area.
Add to
Details

Then the next day enjoy an adventure of kayaking, or hiking before heading back.

Blue Waters Kayaking
@thatch
Blue Waters offers kayak rentals and tours of Tomales Bay. Book whatever works best for you. Then take your kayak to explore the Bay - if you want, you can even kayak up to Tomales Bay Oyster Co. and pick up your own oysters!
Add to
Details
Palomarin Trailhead
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This 13 mile round trip trail will take you to Alamere Falls - an incredible waterfall that flows straight across the beach and into the ocean!
Add to
Details

* * *
CURATED BY
Thatch is the home for unique and authentic travel. Buy, sell, and discover travel guides and services from experts around the world. Every year, travel creators inspire millions of trips and influence billions in travel spending. But, it's still not easy for these creators to capture the value they create for their audiences. We're here to bring all the tools travel creators need to thrive under one roof - tools to help them reach their full potential - financially and creatively! Browse our page for curated collections of the best guides & creators on Thatch. Want to be featured? Sign up & send your shop link for review to hello@thatch.co.
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