Eating Oysters at Tomales Bay

Tomales Bay separates Point Reyes National Seashore from the mainland of Marin County, CA. The entire area is absolutely beautiful.

Oyster farming is a major industry on the bay. In fact there are a lot of Oyster companies that you can eat fresh oysters right on the beach! I didn’t know a lot about oysters before this meal, in fact I knew nothing other than they come from the ocean. Something I found interesting is that there are different types of oysters with very different taste based on which area of the bay they are harvested in. Some come from more brackish water, some are out in the Pacific, some are in very calm water.

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We ate at Nick’s Cove which is a famous local restaurant. It has the best views in the area. If you really love the views you can book a cabin to stay at. They have complimentary valet parking to make you feel like a baller. The service was top notch. In fact I got my oyster education from our server. He was able to point out exactly where these oysters were caught in the bay.


You can relax and enjoy your meal while watching boaters, kayakers and wind surfers.


You can launch your boat right there at Nick’s Cove for just $5.


The outside area is a great place to relax and soak in some sun rays.

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