Going back to my hometown with a different perspective. It’s quite refreshing to come back to California’s forestry after a few days in different environments outside of the Bay Area. While returning to Marin County, I surf with an old friend at Bolinas beach break, explore the wonders of Point Reyes National Park (PaloMarin Beach) and visit Point Reyes Station.
There’s plenty to do whether you’re hiking, camping or passing through on a road trip. You can find it all.
Just across the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County spans from Sausalito to Novato and includes some of the best views of redwoods at Muir Woods. Highly recommend if you’re visiting the Bay Area.
California was the last frontier for European exploration. If you visit the coastline you will see the influence European adventures had on modern day. For example, many of California’s state parks or monuments are named after European conquistadors such as Sir Francis Drake, Drake’s Bay in Marin County. To learn more about California Central coast, visit my blog on Big Sur, Big Surf Part 1.
California was built upon the sea and the coastline, and it’s the most important resource to the state. The surf here can be dangerous, challenging or mellow depending on your skill level. You can surf Cronkite if you’re advanced or chill out at Bolinas. Just remember, whiteys are around.