Stinson & Surrounds

Local Adventuring

Audubon Canyon Ranch

Audubon Canyon Ranch preserves, protects and manages our properties as sanctuaries for native plants and animals. Audubon Canyon Ranch educates children and adults about the natural environment and the need to protect it, through the use and enjoyment of ACR sanctuaries.

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

Five Brooks Ranch

Five Brooks Stable is a full service riding stable for the whole family. There are activities for all ages and kinds of Buckaroos and Buckarettes who wish to enjoy the magnificent Point Reyes National Seashore in the company of their equine pals. 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 restoration choices we make today can reduce highway flooding, lead to the design of safer roads, reduce long-term maintenance costs, help restore native salmonid runs, increase wildlife and rare native plants, and restore the overall health of the lagoon.
  • 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!

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. Noting that Redwood Creek contained one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s last uncut stands of old-growth redwood, Congressman William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent, bought 295 acres here for $45,000 in 1905. To protect the redwoods the Kents donated the land to the United States Federal Government and, in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt declared it a national monument. Roosevelt suggested naming the area after Kent, but Kent wanted it named for conservationist John Muir.

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
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Point Reyes Bird Observatory (PRBO)

PRBO Conservation Science is dedicated to conserving birds, other wildlife and ecoSystems through innovative scientific research and outreach. PRBO offers trips and outings to observe birds at or near our various research sites throughout the West. We hope you can join us!

PRBO Headquarters at our San Francisco Bay Research Center
3820 Cypress Drive #11
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 781-2555
visiting hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

PRBO’s Palomarin Field Station
(415) 868-0655
Mesa Rd, Bolinas, CA 94924
Please send mail to:
PO Box 1157
Bolinas, CA 94924
visiting hours: May to Thanksgiving- sunrise to sunset every day but Monday; Thanksgiving to May- sunrise to sunset Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

PRBO Wetlands Center
(415) 868-0371
Please send mail to:
PO Box 69
Bolinas, CA 94924
visiting hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm


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)

Public 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!

663.1200 ext. 306 Mon – Fri
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Tomales Bay Tours

Tomales Bay is the largest unspoiled bay along California’s coastline. It has become a choice destination for sea kayakers. Located within an hour of San Francisco metropolitan areas, Blue Waters is easily accessible for a half or full day paddle or overnight campout. Our Tomales Bay site provides beginners or experienced paddlers easy access to the heart of the Pt. Reyes National Seashore.

(415) 669-2600

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Masses:
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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