Explore Marshall, Point Reyes Station, Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay
Marconi is fortunate to be surrounded by the best possible experiences–historically, culturally, and naturally. Behind us are thousands of acres of protected grasslands and in the foreground—Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Incomparable beauty and majesty in any direction you choose to explore.
Bring comfortable hiking shoes, and always have layers–from a light raincoat or windbreaker (we are near the ocean) to heavier coats in colder months, binoculars for birding and other wildlife, sunscreen and headgear, and maybe a beach towel if you choose.
Whether you come solo or as part of a group, you will want to leave enough time to explore this wonderful corner of the world. Just down the road from Marconi you can enjoy fresh oysters, go kayaking, cycle, or hike miles of National Seashore. Close by are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world — wonders both botanically and geologically — as well as local culinary delights every foodie will enjoy.
Open 7 days a week
11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 415.663.9420
For lunch, the Bovine serves soup daily as well as pizza.
94956 Point Reyes Station, CA
10005 Coastal Highway 1, Olema, CA 94950
12938 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937 (415) 669-9696
Hog Island Oyster
A great place on the bay for fresh and BBQ oysters and more. This is a popular spot and reservations are required.
20215 Shoreline Highway
Marshall CA 94940.
Another fun location to eat on the bay just down the hill from Marconi. Try the fish tacos, they are delicious! 19225 State Route 1, Marshall, CA 94940 (415) 663-1339
Restaurant on the bay with a fun boat dock to hang out at and eat or drink a glass of wine, too.
23240 Highway 1, Marshall,CA 94940
Good Italian food with local, organic ingredients. 11285 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Saltwater Oyster Depot and Wine Bar
12781 Sir Francis Drake Inverness, CA 94937
(415) 669 1244
Sir and Star at the Olema
10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Olema, CA 94950
Station House Cafe
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full bar + garden patio dining. Live music Sunday evenings, no cover.
11180 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Side Street Kitchen
Rotisserie chicken, slow cooked meats, sandwiches + salads. Vegetarian options, wine & beer. Dog-friendly patio dining.
60 4th St., Point Reyes Station
Toby’s Coffee Bar
11250 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Tomales Bay Oyster Co
15479 Highway One Marshall, CA 94940
Food Tours + Wine & Cheese Tastings
80 4th St, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Pt. Reyes Vineyards
12700 Shoreline Hwy, Pt. Reyes, CA
Pt Reyes Farmstead Cheese
14700 Shoreline Hwy, Pt Reyes, CA
Tomales Farmstead Creamery & Toluma Farms
Farm tours, cheese making classes and tastings
5488 Middle Road, Petaluma, CA
Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,028-acre park preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, California. As a national seashore, it is maintained by the US National Park Service as an important nature preserve.
“Nature outdoes herself on the Pacific Coast’s only national seashore,” proclaimed President John F. Kennedy in 1962. Point Reyes’ 100 square miles of beaches and forests, meadows and marshes, windswept bluffs, and gentle coves drape the northwestern shoulder of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Try hiking (don’t miss the half-mile walk over the San Andreas Fault Zone); kayaking (paddle alongside locals on Tomales Bay); wildlife viewing (see protected tule elk); tide pooling (meander at Palomarin Beach); picnicking (head for Hearts Desire Beach); and camping (stop at panoramic, hike-in Sky Camp — 415/464-5100).
Kayaking early morning on Tomales Bay is a visual haven. You will think someone dropped you into a postcard.
There are many wonderful places to stay in and around Marshall and Tomales Bay. Pick from these or stay at Marconi, depending on your personal preferences and availability. But book early, all of us sell out in peak seasons.
Local B&B’s and Inns
Houses for Rent
Other Local Resources
Point Reyes Insider
Website with local event calendar, dining guides and more.
Commonweal Gardens/Regenerative Design
Great place to learn about sustainability while enjoying the Pt. Reyes area. Check out their calendar of programs.
Christina Carr, CMT Massage
(Audubon Canyon Ranch)