Marin County is one of those magical places that seems more beautiful every time you visit. Lucky for us, living in San Francisco has given us the opportunity to explore the area many times over the past few years. In need of a quick weekend away in November, we booked an Airbnb in Dillon Beach on a whim. We had never been to Dillon Beach before and hadn’t even heard of it, but most of our other favorite places in the surrounding areas (Inverness, Point Reyes, Tomales) didn’t have much availability left for the weekend.
Dillon Beach is a super small community a few miles off Highway 1, so seems to have remained a bit of secret. I’m so glad we ended up here - our Airbnb was cozy, the small beachside town was a beautiful, sleepy spot to escape for a few days and enjoy time with our family. A good reminder to always be open to exploring new places!
— If You Go —
Pack… Comfy clothes for lounging and sneakers to walk on the beach. If you’re a surfer (I wish I was!), bring your board and wetsuit. The beach is protected here (right at the mouth of Tomales Bay) which makes for gentle waves.
Eat… Dillon Beach Coastal Kitchen is now open for lunch & dinner (and looks delicious), but otherwise there aren’t other food options. Wish we had brought our own food to make in the well-stocked kitchen (and on the grill!). The Tomales Bakery is about a 10 minute drive and was a good stop for breakfast pastries. And The Marshall Store is always my favorite and worth the drive.