2 Heart’s Desire
Ideal for family fun, this Tomales
Bay beach is fully equipped with
amenities for picnics, as well as
easy parking. Bring the kids to the
sandy stretch for a day of swimming and sunshine.
IF YOU GO $8 parking.
Restrooms, picnic tables, charcoal grills and drinking fountains. No dogs.
3 Kehoe Beach
Kehoe’s seemingly never-ending
shores are supplemented by an equally
ample maze of sand dunes ideal for
exploring and privacy. Be sure to check
out the Laird Sandstone and the granite cliffs at the north end of the beach.
IF YOU GO Free parking along Pierce
Point Road. Restrooms near trailhead.
0.6-mile walk to beach. Leashed dogs
permitted north of the trailhead.
4 Wildcat Beach
The nearly 6-mile hike to the ocean
means this area stays quiet, and an
accompanying campground makes
an overnight an appealing option.
Be sure to walk to Alamere Falls.
IF YOU GO Free parking at
Palomarin trailhead. Restrooms,
picnic tables, water faucets and
charcoal grills at Wildcat Camp.
5.5-mile walk to beach. No dogs.
5 Shell Beach
Stroll down the wooded path to reach
this two-part Tomales Bay beach.
Shell One is a bit larger and a favor-
ite of families; cross the bridge and
follow the uphill path to reach Shell
Two, a popular stop-off for kayakers.
IF YOU GO Free parking in lot (end
of Camino del Mar). Restrooms at
Shell One and Two. 0.5-mile walk to
beach. No dogs.