Point Reyes & Tomales Bay
Stunning windswept beaches, estuaries, coastal grasslands, and beautiful coniferous forests create 80 miles of pristine, undeveloped coastline. Point Reyes Peninsula is a 70,000-acre wilderness area bounded by Tomales bay and Bolinas Lagoon.
Outdoor adventurists will discover miles of hiking and biking trails that weave through open pastures, rugged ridges, and coastal cliffs. Discover this scenic landscape only 26 miles east of the Quality Inn Petaluma.
Point Reyes National Seashore -
Situated between Bodega Bay and San Francisco, California, Point Reyes National Seashore contains 100 acres of spectacular scenic panorama of thunderous ocean breakers, open grasslands, bushy hillsides and forested ridges. Discover more than 147 miles of trials perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Enjoy backcountry camping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, sunbathing on sandy beaches, bird watching, and viewing the gray whale migration. Visit www.nps.gov/pore.
Point Reyes Lighthouse -
A 308 step walkway leads to the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse, built in 1870 at the end of a high cliff. The Point Reyes Lighthouse guided sailors and fisherman through the area's rocky shores and reefs during dense fog cover and low visibility. The Point Reyes Lighthouse is the perfect place to spot majestic grey whales migrating south in mid-January.
Tomales Bay State Park -
Nestled on the calm shores of the shimmering Tomales Bay, Tomales Bay State Park is a nature lover's retreat off the Tomales Bay Peninsula. Scenic wildlife areas, relaxing beaches, meadows and marshes abound, creating an incredible destination to enjoy swimming, picnicking, clamming and boating. Visitors can come face to face with majestic pelicans, spotted owls, puffins, deer, foxes, monarch butterflies, ruddy ducks and many other animals. Visit www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=470.