Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes National Seashore

Tomales Bay Boat-in Camps

Tomales Bay boat-in camping is allowed on west side National Park beaches north of Tomales Bay State Park's Indian Beach. These beaches are tidally influenced and generally are small sandy coves backed against steep cliffs. All waste (including human) must be removed. Disposing of human waste in the bay or onto park beaches is prohibited, so campers must bring portable facilities or limit camping to Marshall Beach and Tomales Beach, where vault toilets and portable toilets, respectively, are available . There is no potable water available. There are seasonal closures on some beaches. Check with the seashore reservation office for updates. Twenty permits are available each day - nine to parties of 1 to 6 people, eight to parties of 7 to 14 people, and three to parties of 15 to 25 people.


Directions from Golden Gate National Recreation Area: A boat launch is available along Highway 1 on the northern end of Tomales Bay. This boat lanch is at Lawson's Landing within Dillon's Beach. There is a fee for overnight parking and boat launch use from this site. Boaters should head southward to Marshalls and Tomales beaches.

Directions from Miller County Park: The Miller County Park boat launch is located south of Lawson's Landing along Highway 1. The lanching area lies in Nick's Cove. A fee is charged for use of the boat launch and overnight parking.