Tomales Bay State Park
Tomales Bay State Park is the home to Heart’s Desire Beach – a most beautiful, gentle place to swim, play in the water and dig in the sand. It has all the required basics for a fun day at the beach: restrooms, picnic areas, BBQ grills and access to trails that can be a day’s hike to Shell Beach, along the Johnstone Trail, a short walk through the the cool forest to Indian Beach or the Jepson Trail which loops above the beach.
There is no life guard on duty – so be aware when your child is in the water. It is shallow- but the water is dark. We’ve taken our day camp kids to this destination for years – as well as – many school field trips. It is also one our favorite places to go with our family and friends!
Go during the week to avoid the crowds. If you have a canoe or kayak – you can paddle over to Hog Island, which is directly across from the beach, and bring back some oysters to put on the Q!
Enjoy! Stay Safe! Wear a mask and keep socially distant!