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Tomales Bay State Park

1208 Pierce Point Road, Inverness, CA 94937
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Inverness
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Encompasses beaches, a majestic forest, leisure hikes and wild animals.
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Watsonville, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Wonderful visitors center with interesting wildlife display in natural setting. Picnic area, bathrooms. Lots of trails

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a wonderful area to explore for kayaking and hiking, only one and half hours from the Bay area. We took the bioluminescence kayaking trip, which was magical.

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San Francisco, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Love the ocean views, wildflowers, the elk herd, not many other people around, easy to access, near McClure's Beach.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Beautiful little beach perfect for families. Kayak heaven. Bring your coolers, grill, family and friends. Water is cool but for the hearty souls there is a raft to swim out to. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

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Santa Fe, NM
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Some sweet, small bay beaches provide water access in quiet setting with nice spots to picnic and explore. Lots of people were using the beaches to launch kayaks, paddleboards and others just enjoying the sun. On one beach we saw a seal up close and personal right near the shore. This is a nice place to spend a day.

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a fantastic time hiking through the area to a lovely, secluded beach, and stopping for amazing barbecue oysters at the Hog Island Oyster Co.

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SF Bay Area
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was a beautiful park, with gorgeous paths lined with old growth trees and foliage (you do have to watch out for poison oak). I was treated to osprey versus turkey vulture "dogfights" near an osprey nest at Indian beach. The families playing on the beach honestly looked like a Renoir, the lighting and setting were so nice. I really... More

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Davis, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent the morning hiking around, taking pictures of the ocean and the wild flowers. We saw a seal, and lots of people out on the rocks fishing. One man in a wet suit had a harpoon. I would be terrified to bring a child here, just because of the amount of times that I, a fully functional adult, nearly... More

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Portola Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Some of the most beautiful terrain and beaches in the world. Cows and Elk grazing on cliffs above the beach. See it to believe it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

You basically hike along the coast, gorgeous view of the ocean, the other side is the hill with some elk. Awesome for photography!

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