Point Reyes National Seashore
Only 30mi/48km north of San Francisco on the CA 1 you will find Point Reyes, declared a "National Seashore" in 1962 and now forming part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area which starts in San Francisco. The British landed on this peninsula 41 years before the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth. In 1579 Sir Francis Drake dropped anchor here and took possession of the land for the British Crown, but his homeland did not concern itself unduly with the west of the newly-discovered continent.
Hog Island Oyster Company, Marshall, California
Hog Island Oyster Company is a working aquaculture farm that produces more than 3 million oysters annually. Visitors can tour the working oyster farm, enjoy oysters on-site or buy fresh oysters to go!The property is also home to one of Marshall's oldest structures, an 1860 redwood building that served as a general store.
Stinson Beach, California
Stinson Beach is a coastal village north of San Francisco between the Pacific Ocean and Mount Tamalpais. Stinson Beach has three miles of beautiful sandy beaches, ideal for swimming, surfing and sunbathing.
Audubon Canyon Ranch
Audubon Canyon Ranch's 1,000 acre Bolinas Lagoon Preserve just north of Stinson Beach is a wildlife sanctuary and educational center. It contains a heronry frequented by great blue herons and snowy egrets.
Point Reyes Bird Observatory
Numerous sea-birds spend the winter in this protected coastal terrain; several species of deer live in the forests, as well as foxes. Recent attempts have been made to re-introduce the elk.