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Hidden Getaway

Awesome little beach in the Tomales Bay Area, the beach is sheltered by cliffs, has gentle hikes... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rajesh S
via mobile
Nice beach and hike along Tomales Bay away from wind and fog

Nice and easy hike in the shade with 3 or 4 small beaches along the way. Picnic areas are also with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George R
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Tiburon, California
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Great swimming away from the city crowds and fog.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Point Reyes Station, CA
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"picnic area"
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"tomales bay"
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"plenty of picnic tables"
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"great family beach"
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"state park"
in 3 reviews
"hearts desire"
in 2 reviews
"great for kids"
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"tamales"
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"calm waters"
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"shallow water"
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"point reyes"
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"inverness"
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"platform"
in 2 reviews
"pierce"
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"offshore"
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"hike"
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"weekends"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome little beach in the Tomales Bay Area, the beach is sheltered by cliffs, has gentle hikes under beautiful canopies with ferns ! Pack food, sunscreen, beach toys and Kayak if you have one. The Bay is sheltered and perfect for kayaking. Stop for food...More

Thank Rajesh S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and easy hike in the shade with 3 or 4 small beaches along the way. Picnic areas are also with some shade. Few minutes drive from Point Reyes Station.

Thank George R
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This beach has a good sized parking lot, bathrooms, and calm waters. We were looking for a beach to take children where we didn't have to worry about surprise ocean waves. The water is shallow and great for kids to splash around in. There are...More

1  Thank Tamara P
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

On the way we stopped at the San Andreas Fault Lline. It was dusk and deer, grouse ran toward us and away from the fault, a bit erie. The point is an hours drive but secluded and the beach was beautiful at sunset.

1  Thank JF F
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

There is a good car park. The view from the picnic area is excellent. The beach is unspoilt. It has picnic tables

Thank SidBarras
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Kind of a rugged little beach but off the beaten path, nice and quiet on a summer weekday. Pleasantly warm and shallow water for a good way out so you don't have to worry so much about the little ones.

4  Thank Sue O
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is one of the nicest spots on Tomales bay. Totally safe for kids to enjoy the water. Must see destination if you come to west Marin

2  Thank greendragongenetics
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

First off, Heart's Desire Beach in NOT in Point Reyes Station. You have to head west from there through Inverness and into the national seashore towards Pierce Point. It is in Tomales State Park. This is a wonderful place to take your young kids for...More

2  Thank Zin3
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Hearts desire is a favorite place of mine for a quiet trip. I love all of the Tamales Bay/point Reyes area. This is just a beautiful place to be.

Thank TwistedSail
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Since they no longer allow grilling in tomales bay, we followed Google maps to the next nearest picnic area, which was this place! It was a welcome retreat for our then super hungry tummies!! The picnic area was very charming with each table having its...More

Thank elistravels
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Sofia R
21 August 2017|
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Response from Jkarr11 | Reviewed this property |
yes, you absolutely can. Great place for a family picnic too!
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Cynthia C
1 July 2016|
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Response from bill s | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any RV parking nearby and I don't believe any facility is available. Call the Pointe Reyes Chamber of Commerce tomorrow, they can help you with your question.
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