I was privileged to visit Tomales Bay State Park on a weekday during March. It was green and lovely to walk from one pocket beach to the other. I drove into the parking lot at Heart's Desire Beach and from there walked out towards the Pacific on the nature trail to Indian Beach, where two small structures represented Miwok dwellings. I then went back inland to Pebble Beach where a creek flows into the bay. There were wildflowers everywhere. The moss was green in the woods and the sun gentle on the beach. The intense winds of Point Reyes were blocked by the Inverness Ridge and it was excellent for sun bathing. The Vista Point picnic area was a perfect place to stop and look toward the opening of Tomales Bay. Although the state parks website cautions that the parking lot fills early on a holiday, weekend or summer day it was essentially empty on a spring weekday. Make plans to come off peak and enjoy a beautiful day at the beaches. Allocate at least 2 to 3 hours to enjoy the peace of the woods and the bay.
Heart's Desire Beach is accessible to those with mobility problems but the walks are not. The beaches are free but parking is paid to the State Parks.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.