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Tomales Bay Directions
To Tomales Grassy Point: From Crissy and Peninsula go north across the Golden Gate on Highwayy 101 and take the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard off ramp and go west on Sir Francis Drake. (From the East Bay go across Richmond/San Rafael Bridge and take the Sir Francis Drake Boulevard off ramp.) Drive for about 40 minutes west on Sir Francis Drake through many Marin County towns. Continue through forests and pastureland to the tiny village of Olema. Turn right on Highway 1 at Olema. Go north through the town of Point Reyes Station. Go about 12 miles on Highway 1 along the north shore of Tomales Bay. Look for a large cypress tree on you left with a strip of parking. Park diagonally above the grassy point. If you miss the launch site you will come to Nick's Cove restaurant.
Dillon Beach: Pass Grassy Point and continue on Highway 1 to the town of Tomales. In the center of the town, turn left on the road to Dillon Beach. Continue on this road. When you get to the top of the ridge check out the surf on the bars at the entrance of Tomales Bay. Continue to the town to Dillon Beach. Drive through town along side the beach. At the entrance of Lawson,s Landing, pay the day-use fee. Drive across the pasture campground and park near the first restroom near the dunes and rig on the grass. (Note: getting across the dunes with your rig in 3.0 to 3.5 conditions can be wicked due to blowing sand. Something south of heaven for contact lens wearers.)