Tomales Bay Campground is a stunning, remote campground easily accessible from the Bay Area, sure to re-energize you and revitalize your spirits.

Tomales Bay Campground can only be reached by boat (which adds to the relative seclusion and overall wonder of the camp sites). If you need a boat, head over to Blue Water Kayak in Marshall for some help. You will have several beach campgrounds to choose from - we think the best are at Marshall and Tomales Beaches. The great thing about kayaking to your campsite is that you can bring lots of extra goodies you wouldn't want to carry on your back - bring smore's kits, cards, firewood, and fresh oysters from Tomales Bay Oyster Company.

There are toilets and picnic tables but no potable water - make sure to bring more than you think you'll need. You can get a fire permit from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. 

Photo: Miwok

Pack List

Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad 
Water Bottle (3L) 
Headlamp /  Batteries 
Toothbrush / Toothpaste 
Deodorant / Lip Balm / Hand Sanitizer 
Sunscreen / Sunglasses 
Bowl / Cup / Spoon

Synthetic Layer T-shirt
Fleece Layer
Outer Shell/Down Jacket
Long Johns/Fleece Pants
Hiking Pant/Short 
Hiking Socks (wool or synthetic)
Hiking Boots
Camp Shoes
Rain Coat

Sun Hat

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Elevation Gain 10 Feet
Activities Cycling, Camping, Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Family Friendly
Picnic Area


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