Where to Stay: West Marin

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Comprising seven tiny hamlets — Point Reyes Station, Olema, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Tomales, Dillon Beach and Inverness — and a whole lot of open space, West Marin is the largest rural area in Marin County. With its rugged coastline and rolling hills, West Marin offers visitors a chance to experience the natural beauty and laid-back lifestyle of Northern California. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to love in West Marin, from hiking and biking to kayaking and birdwatching. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, West Marin is a destination that’s sure to captivate your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories.

Muir Beach

Pelican inn

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The Pelican Inn is a historic inn located in the coastal village of Muir Beach. Situated just a short drive from Mill Valley. The inn also offers easy access to some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Northern California. Guests can explore nearby coastal hiking trails, or simply relax on the pristine beaches.

10 Pacific Way, 415.383.6000

Stinson Beach

Surf Lodge

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Surf Lodge is a beachfront motel just steps away from Dipsea trail head and Stinson Beach. The Surf Lodge features 17 comfortable guest rooms, all of which offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Guests can take advantage of the lodge’s convenient beachfront location by spending their days surfing, swimming, or simply relaxing on the beach. The lodge also offers guests complimentary use of beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas, making it easy to enjoy a day at the beach without worrying about packing all the essentials.

3416 Shoreline Hwy #1, 415.993.7873


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Sandpiper Lodging at the Beach is a comfortable accommodation located near the beach. With its cozy and modern rooms, it offers a relaxing stay for those who want to explore the beautiful coastal area. Its prime location also allows guests to access nearby attractions easily, such as restaurants, shops, and local landmarks.

1 Marine Way, 415.868.1632


Olema House

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Olema House is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Olema. The hotel features spacious and elegantly designed rooms, a farm-to-table restaurant, a full-service bar, and spa treatments, all designed to create an unforgettable experience. With its close proximity to some of California’s most beautiful parks, including Point Reyes National Seashore, Olema House is the perfect destination for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful escape.

10021 Coastal Highway #1, 415.663.9000


Tomales Bay Resort & Marina

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Tomales Bay Resort & Marina is a waterfront resort located on the shores of Tomales Bay. The resort features cozy and comfortable accommodations, ranging from cabins to cottages, perfect for both romantic getaways and family vacations. The marina offers boat rentals and kayaks for guests to explore the bay’s calm waters and admire the breathtaking scenery.

12938 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, 415.669.1389


Marconi Conference Center

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Marconi Conference Center is located on a hilltop overlooking Tomales Bay. Marconi features comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms, delicious dining options, and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities. With its tranquil natural surroundings and proximity to the bay, the center offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, bird watching, and kayaking.

18500 CA-1, 415.663.9020

Nick’s Cove

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Nick’s Cove is a waterfront resort, featuring cozy waterfront cottages, each with its unique personality and charm, making it an ideal destination for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. The on-site restaurant, Nick’s Cove Restaurant & Oyster Bar, serves fresh local seafood and other delicious dishes, along with an extensive selection of wine and cocktails. Guests can also enjoy various outdoor activities, including kayaking, hiking, and fishing.

23240 CA-1, 415.663.1033

Dillon Beach

Dillon Beach Resort

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Dillon Beach Resort features comfortable and spacious vacation homes, each with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The homes are fully furnished with modern amenities, making them ideal for families or groups of friends looking for a comfortable and relaxing vacation. The resort’s prime location provides easy access to various outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and surfing. The resort’s close proximity to Dillon Beach also offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a day of sunbathing or picnicking on the beach.

 1 Beach Ave, 707.878.3030

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