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Exploring: Tomales Bay

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Hello friends! Our #travelwithkayu series continues for a weekend on the coast in Tomales Bay with travel writer Dulci Edge.

A stone’s throw from the Bay Area, Tomales Bay is the perfect spot for a quick weekend visit, or even a day trip. These are our suggestions for a relaxing coastal escape…

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Morning glory at Nick’s Cove

Where to Stay

Lodging is sparse in this area, which is what makes Nick’s Cove such a treasure; each cottage features distinctive decor, woodburning stoves and magnificent views of the bay. Breakfast is served to your room each morning using fresh eggs from the on-site chicken coop.

Manka’s Inverness Lodge has an summer camp vibe; The cabins are rustic and cozy with stone fireplaces and big, comfy beds.

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Peace, love and oysters! 

Where to Eat

This area is known for oysters and you’ll find the freshest ones at Hog Island Oyster Company. Oysters are plucked from their beds and served raw or BBQ style (a regional specialty). Wash it all down with some ice cold white wine. Reservations required.

The restaurant at Nick’s Cove serves brunch, lunch and dinner making it the perfect place for a weekend meal. Don’t miss the dungeness crab mac and cheese and their famous clam chowder.

The Marshall Store also serves fresh oysters (raw and BBQ), but we love the fish tacos.

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Green acres

What to Do

Come hungry and save room for cheese; Cowgirl Creamery is located in nearby Point Reyes and is the perfect spot to stock up on picnic essentials.

Go for a hike! The Tomales Bay Trailhead is a mellow hike with beautiful bay views…just look out for cow patties (the trail runs through a cow pasture!).

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Sailing away

Buy a bag of oysters to go from Tomales Bay Oyster Company and try your hand at shucking!

Schedule an overnight kayaking trip and camp under the stars. Or, schedule an evening kayak paddle and experience the bioluminescence, visible only during a full moon.

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Chowder always

We hope you enjoyed our guide to Tomales Bay, California. Stay tuned for another stop our on #travelwithkayu world tour – Come back to see where we’re headed…And check out where we’ve been

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