Stinson & Surrounds

Local Adventuring

Audubon Canyon Ranch

Just north of Stinson is the Martin Griffin Preserve, mixed evergreen forests blanket slopes overlooking the Bolinas Lagoon. Open hillsides support grasslands and coastal scrub, while freshwater habitats nestle in canyon floors. The preserve is home to more than twentyfive species of mammals, over ninety species of landbirds, thirteen species of reptile, and eight species of amphibian.

The preserve’s frontage along Bolinas Lagoon brings more than 60 species of waterbirds and shorebirds into view—from sandpipers to Osprey to pelicans—as well as some of the resident harbor seals.

Bolinas Lagoon Preserve
4900 Highway One
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
(415) 868-9244

 Blue Waters Kayaking

Every year Blue Waters Kayaking has the honor of introducing people of all ages and abilities to the natural wonders of kayaking. We see people delight at the thrill of their first paddle, rejoice with wonder as they serenely cross the Bay under the glow of the full moon and beam with excitement as they load their kayak for a camping trip on a secluded beach. We also have the privilege of organizing wedding parties and family reunions; teaching novice paddlers to become competent kayakers; and working with corporations and nonprofit organizations on team building retreats.

Bobo Bikes, Surf & Skate

6 Wharf
Bolinas, CA  94924  Map
This bike shop serves the local cycling community with bicycle sales, service, and rentals.

Five Brooks Ranch

Five Brooks Stable is a full service riding stable for the whole family. We specialize in providing guided trail rides for park visitors who desire an alternative method to enjoy the scenic splendor of the park. Horsemanship, Dude, Cowboy, Cowgirl, trail rides, trail riding with over 120 miles of trails that take you from forested mountain tops, grassy meadows, coastal scrub and miles of white sand beaches, the Point Reyes National Seashore is the perfect environment to enjoy horseback riding.

(415) 663-1570
3.5 miles South of Olema on Coast Hwy. One

Gulf of the Farralone Marine Sanctuary

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is full of amazing habitats and exciting adventures. From a fun day at the beach, boating trips, and even virtual visits; there are many ways to enjoy your marine sanctuary and truly something for everyone!
  • Bolinas Lagoon Restoration – Bolinas Lagoon, a wetlands of international significance, is a priority restoration site for the marine sanctuary. The lagoon’s health is threatened by years of habitat alteration and historic land use changes. Natural lagoon processes need to be reestablished to improve water circulation and strengthen vital coastal habitats for wildlife.
  • The Green Crab Project – The people involved in this project are a combination of researchers from UC Davis, Portland State and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, as well as local volunteers. If you ever see us out in the field, feel free to say hi and ask what we are doing!

Livewater Surf Shop

(415) 868-0333

Muir Woods

This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world,” declared conservationist John Muir when describing the majestic coast redwoods of Muir Woods.

Until the 1800’s, many northern California coastal valleys were covered with coast redwood trees similar to those now found in Muir Woods National Monument. The forest along Redwood Creek in today’s Muir Woods was spared from logging because it was hard to get to.

Muir Woods National Monument
Mill Valley, CA 94941-2696
Visitor Information Recorded Message – (415) 388-2595
Headquarters – (415) 388-2596
Information For Hearing Impaired (TTY) – (415) 556-2766

Point Blue

We invite you to visit us at either our Palomarin Field Station in Bolinas, CA or our headquarters in Petaluma, CA.  We welcome researchers, historians, and students the opportunity to visit and access our library collection at our Petaluma headquarters.  In addition, we have field staff located at remote offices throughout California. . We hope you can join us!

Point Reyes Lighthouse

Sir Francis Drake Blvd. off U.S. 1
(requires 1/4-mile walk to visitor center and 308 stairs to reach lighthouse)
Phone: (415) 669-1534

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore contains unique elements of biological and historical interest in a spectacularly scenic panorama of thunderous ocean breakers, open grasslands, bushy hillsides and forested ridges. Native land mammals number about 37 species and marine mammals augment this total by another dozen species. The biological diversity stems from a favorable location in the middle of California and the natural occurrence of many distinct habitats. Nearly 20% of the State’s flowering plant species are represented on the peninsula and over 45% of the bird species in North America have been sighted. The Point Reyes National Seashore was established by President John F. Kennedy on September 13, 1962.

Point Reyes Summer Camp

Do you have children who are always looking under rocks? Point Reyes Summer Camp, a residential camp based at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center near Limantour Beach may be just the place for them!

 Point Reyes Outdoors

Our love of the wilderness and sincere desire to share our knowledge and understanding of nature inspired us to create Point Reyes Outdoors. Together, we bring 35 years of experience in the outdoor industry. PRO is dedicated to environmental stewardship, building community relationships and providing our clients with the finest tours possible.

We look forward to meeting you and venturing into the wild together.


 Stinson Beach Surf and Kayak

From wetsuit rentals to surfboards, kayaks, bicycles, SUPs and boogie boards, we’ve got all you need to get out the door in a jiffy so you can enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

3605 Hwy 1
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Phone: (415) 868-2739
Cell: (415) 497-8260
Hours: 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. weekends,
by appointment weekdays
(please call cell)

West Marin Food and Farm Tours

Explore beautiful Point Reyes with a culinary adventure! Enjoy exclusive tastings of the best wine, cheese, oysters, grass-fed meats, breads, produce and more. Take a food and farm tour and travel like an insider to discover what makes West Marin so unique – the food, the farms, the people, the scenery, and the fascinating natural and cultural history.

2 Mile Surf Shop

(415) 868-0264

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Indoor Adventures

The Bolinas Museum

The Bolinas Museum is a private, non-profit organization serving the Coastal Marin Communities. Funding is provided by membership support, private donations, and grants from the California Arts Council, IMLS, and the Marin Community Foundation.

48 Wharf Road
Post Office Box 450
Bolinas, CA 94924
Phone: (415) 868-0330
Fax: (415) 868-0607

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Food & Dining

The Breakers

The Breakers, owned by Sam and August Temer, the proprietors of the historic Sand Dollar Restaurant, is the newest addition to the Stinson Beach Restaurant Scene. With a grand opening over the July 4th holiday, the restaurant boasts the same friendly atmosphere as its popular sister venue. Conveniently located on Shoreline Highway, patrons can opt for dining alfresco on the outdoor patio or inside.

3465 Shoreline Highway
Stinson Beach, Ca 94970
Phone: (415) 868-2002

Open everyday for breakfast and lunch from 8 am to 5 pm

The Cowgirl Creamery

Come visit our Barn in Point Reyes Station just an hour north of the Golden Gate bridge. Here we make Cowgirl Creamery cheeses with organic milk from the Straus dairy. In addition, the Indian Peach Kitchen serves up fabulous picnic foods to carry away into the spectacular Point Reyes National Seashore to the west of our town.

P.O. BOX 594
80 Fourth St.
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Phone: (415) 663-9335
Fax: (415) 663-5418

Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Friday morning tours @ 11:30a.m (reservations recommended)

Hog Island Oyster Company

Hog Island Oyster Company grows and sells over 3 million oysters a year. The gates are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 to 5, all year long. Live, farm-raised oysters and clams may be purchased to take home or to eat on site. Though a working farm, and not a restaurant, shucking knives, waterfront picnic tables & BBQ kettles are provided for a small fee for the enjoyment of visitors. Bring a picnic, and enjoy oysters plucked fresh from their nearby Beds!

Hog Island Oyster Company on Tomales Bay, a National Marine Sanctuary, is located on scenic Coast Highway One in the tiny hamlet of Marshall, California. The rural area, 50 miles north of San Francisco, and 10 miles north of Point Reyes Station.

20215 Highway 1
Marshall, CA 94940
Phone: (415) 663-9218
Fax: (415) 663-9246

Marin French Cheese Company

In 1865, Jefferson A. Thompson purchased and stocked his 700 acre ranch with Grade A cattle and began the making of California granular cheese for the up and coming market in San Francisco. Eager to be innovative, in 1900 the family decided to emulate the enterprise of a neighbor, Louis Cantel (of French Swiss derivation) and engage, as he did, in the making of Camembert and related soft ripened cheeses. Since that time, Marin French Cheese has refined the ability to produce “authentic French” cheeses with a unique California style and flavor. Many have compared the taste of our Brie and Camembert to that of a traditional European raw milk cheese, although we pasteurize all milk before use.

7500 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
Phone: (707) 762-6001
Toll Free: (800) 292-6001
Fax: (707) 762-0430

Olema Farm House Restaurant, Bar & Deli

Featuring farm fresh, locally sustainable ingredients whenever possible. We use heart-heathy rice oil.

Sunday-Thursday: Lunch/Dinner 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: Lunch/Dinner 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: Brunch 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

10005 Coastal Highway One
Olema , CA 94950
(415) 663-1264

Sir and Star

There is a certain peaceful energy here. The bar and dining room areas are relaxed and stylish and the food is a memorable experience.

Dinner is served Wednesday through Sunday from 5 until 9pm.

10,000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
P.O. Box 37
Olema, CA 94950
phone: (415) 663 1034

Parkside Cafe

The Parkside Cafe Restaurant serves a full breakfast, lunch & dinner menu. Customers can sit inside next to a fireplace and look out onto the beach or enjoy the outdoor patio and garden area. The Room is a private dining area and retail space where you can have a private dining experience created by the owners or stop in to buy locally made hand selected products.

43 Arenal Avenue
P.O. Box 948
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
(415) 868-1272

The Pelican Inn

The restaurant daily menu is a hearty blend of country English fare: prime rib and Yorkshire pudding, Beef Wellington, bangers & mash, and shepherd’s pie to name a few. The Pelican English bar reflects the best of the pub: fine ales, draught beers, stouts, pilsners and a whole range of wines, sherries and ports from around the world. There is a “Snug” (bar parlour of the inn) off the bar for overnight guests or for those gala occasions.

Lunch: Open Daily, 11:30am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Open Daily, 5:30pm – 9pm/close
Bar Snacks: 11:30am – close

Sunday Pub Roast Carvery
A Special Weekend Feature
11:30 am – 3:00 pm

10 Pacific Way
Muir Beach, CA 94956
(415) 383-6000

Sand Dollar Restaurant

The Historic Sand Dollar Restaurant in Stinson Beach, California offers lunch, dinner and catering in Stinson Beach.

Come in and enjoy great dining friendly guests and locals and live music. Our entertainment ranges from Bluegrass on Sundays to Jazz weekdays from noon-3 pm and 5:30-8:30 nightly.

3458 Shoreline Hwy
Stinson Beach, CA. 94970
Phone: (415) 868-0434

The Station House Cafe

Since opening its doors in 1974, the Café has received national praise in magazine and newspaper reviews, with two articles in Gourmet alone. Even our garden, a favorite setting for wedding parties and special events, has garnered praise: the Inverness Garden Club awarded ours the “Best Large Garden” of 2005.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Winter Hours: Thursday through Tuesday, 8 am to 9 pm
Closed Wednesdays

11180 State Route One
PO Box 268
Point Reyes, CA 94956
(415) 663-1515

Stinson Beach Market

We’re A family-owned grocery store located in an historic landmark building. We have over 11,000 items, from well-known brand names to locally-farmed, organic cheese, bread, wine, and produce with everything you need for your home, or for a beach picnic, barbeque, or day hike. Our coffee cart is open daily during summer with freshly-baked goods, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, while our deli offers delicious, handmade sandwiches and salads.

Open 8 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week.
Corner of Shoreline Highway and Calle Del Mar in downtown Stinson Beach

101 Calle Del Mar
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
(415) 868-1923

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Wine Tours

Dry Creek Vineyard

Tasting room open daily from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

3770 Lambert Bridge Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
1 (800) 864-wine

Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves

Visitors can enjoy Gloria Ferrer’s wines, accompanied by a Catalan tapa of roasted and spiced almonds, either in the expansive tasting room or outdoors on the Vista Terrace overlooking the winery’s estate vineyards and the southern Carneros appellation. Our tasting room is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm with wine service available until 4:45 pm.

23555 Carneros Hwy (121)
Sonoma, CA
(707) 996-7256 or (707) 933-1917

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West Marin Churches

Calvary Presbyterian

Sunday Services: 11:15 am

3 Brighton Ave
Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-2180

Point Reyes Presbyterian

Sunday Services: 9:00 am

11445 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
(415) 663-1349

Sacred Heart

Sunday: 8:30 am
Saturday: 5:30 pm (English), 7:30 pm (Spanish)
Weekdays: 9:00 am

10189 State Route #1
Olema, CA 94950
(415) 663-1139

St. Columba’s Episcopal Church

Sunday Services: 10:00 am

12835 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness, CA 94937
(415) 669-1039

St. Mary Magdalene

Sunday Services: 10:30 am

16 Horseshoe Hill Road
Bolinas, CA 94924
no phone, call Sacred Heart in Point Reyes, (415) 663-1139

Stinson Beach Community Presbyterian

Sunday Services: 9:30 am

32 Belvedere Ave
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
(415) 868-2603


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