In light of the extraordinary circumstances, you may be wondering if it’s safe to hike Point Reyes, if the park is open, if lodging is open and if you will be able to get food. You’ll also want to know what our local businesses are doing to keep you, and all of us, safe. We’re publishing what we know on this page, and updating it as soon as new information comes in.
Please review the Shelter in Place Orders for your specific county to find out if coming to Point Reyes is permitted, as there are injunctions against leaving your county of residence for non-essential activities.
We want to protect service staff at businesses that remain open to serve the community with essential services. Please help us by maintaining social distance and hand hygiene when interacting with them. One way to help is to wear a mask and sanitize your hands before approaching a grocery checkout or picking up restaurant takeout. In these times, it is not weird or unfriendly or paranoid…it is how we show each other we care.
Our villages in West Marin were swamped with visitors recently, resulting in crowded parking lots and packed beaches and trails. Visitors flocked to our one and only grocery store and loaded up their carts.
Friends, this is not a holiday, it’s a crisis. Our West Marin villages are communities, we live here and many in our community are elderly and don’t drive. Unlike you, we don’t have a Costco, Walmart, Whole Foods or Safeway nearby. We are dependent on our local grocery for our daily needs. Please be aware of how your actions impact others.
Point Reyes, the beaches, the trails…these are national treasures and belong to us all. The villages of West Marin are home to the people who live here, and we implore everyone to act sensibly, soberly and with consideration as we all struggle to meet the unprecedented challenge that lies ahead.
Is the park open?
Some paths in the park remain open, but all gated access points are closed.
You must keep two meters (six feet) of space between you and other people.
Bring your own hand sanitzer if you are visiting.
Bear Valley Visitor’s Center and bathrooms are closed. Marin Headlands Visitor Center, the Point Bonita Lighthouse, the Nike missile site and Muir Woods National Monument are also closed.
Limantour access road
Mt. Vision Road gates
Visitor Centers at Bear Valley, Drakes Beach and the Lighthouse
Is food available?
Yes. Our restaurants are doing takeout only, and a few of them have setup curbside takeout, so you don’t even need to come inside. Hours may be shortened and menus may be more limited than usual as they pare down to fewer menu items temporarily.
We’ll keep a list of currently open restaurants at the bottom of this page. Things are moving fast right now, and we’re trying to keep it as up to date as possible, but to be certain you can contact individual restaurants to confirm.
Is lodging available?
Some lodging businesses have closed for the duration of the Shelter in Place Order, but some are remaining open. Our innkeepers are doing a great job in making important adjustments to their cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Please refer to individual business websites to find out what their policies are.
Thanks for your patience and understanding. When the time is right, we look forward to welcoming you.
As per the Shelter In Place Order, restaurants are takeout only, and some require you to call in your order and pay over the phone rather than in person to limit contact
Station House Cafe – Open. Check their facebook for hours.
Side Street Kitchen – Closed
Osteria Stellina – Open 11:30-7:30
Inverness Park Market Deli – Open 8-6, walk-in or call ahead for curbside takeout
Inverness Park Market Groceries – Open 8-6
Tap Room Closed.
Nick’s Cove Restaurant – Openfor curbside pickup only. Order online or over the phone.
Rancho Nicasio – Open: restaurant takeout 11:30-7:30; general store open 11-5.
Due West Closed
Saltwater Oyster Depot Closed.
Eleven Wharf Road Open.
Cowgirl Creamery and Cantina Open Wed – Sun 11-4
Brickmaiden Breads Open Thur – Sun 8-2. No cash payments accepted, be prepared to pay via Apple Pay, credit card, etc.
Olema Cottages Open. Cottages have private separate entry, kitchens and kitchenettes, and no common space.
Osprey Peak Bed and Breakfast Closed until April 8th
Point Reyes Station Inn Closed.
Groom’s Quarters Closed
Black Heron Inn Closed until April 7
Tomales Bay Resort Open. They are taking extra steps to sanitize surfaces within the rooms and do not have any open public spaces other than the office, which they are frequently disinfecting.
Marconi Conference Center Closed.
Nick’s Cove Cottages Open. Room service still available.
Cottages on the Bay Closed
Windsong Yurt Closed.
Olema House Closed.
Berry Patch Open
Point Reyes Books Closed through the end of the month — here’s what services are still available:
- “drive-thru” pick-up for prepaid orders (they’ll run books out to your car and/or hand them over at the door)
- encouraging folks to phone ahead/order online and pay for books if they’re coming into town and planned on visiting the store
- offering free local delivery
- reduced shipping charges (.99 cent media mail)
- setting up virtual events – a poem-a-day feature on Instagram, planned virtual author events, etc
They will still ship orders, and you can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or (45)663-8742
Toby’s Feed Barn Open
Blue Waters Kayaking Closed.
Tomales Bay Sailing Closed.