Perfect Location For Exploring Point Reyes
Just an hour north of San Francisco, the Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay are unique on the California coast. Enjoyable all year round, Tomales Bay is sheltered from the ocean waves and weather, providing excellent kayaking, sailing, and bird watching.
Dancing Coyote Beach is located at 12794 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Inverness California.
Driving Directions: Starting in San Francisco, drive across the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 101. Then choose one of these three beautiful driving routes:
- Highway 1 is the most scenic but slowest route. Starting just north of Sausalito, exit Highway 101 at Shoreline Hwy (State Highway 1) and drive through Muir Woods National Monument, past Muir Woods, through Stinson Beach, along Bolinas Lagoon, past Audubon Canyon Ranch, to Olema. Drive straight at the stop sign in Olema and turn left onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd (just before the steel bridge). Drive three miles to Dancing Coyote Beach, just past Inverness.
- The most direct route is to take the San Anselmo/Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit off of Highway 101 and stay on Sir Francis Drake all the way to Dancing Coyote Beach. You will drive through Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax, past the San Geronimo Golf Club, and through Samuel P. Taylor State Park and its beautiful redwoods. At Olema turn right onto Shoreline Hwy/Highway 1 for a couple of miles and turn left back onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd (just before the steel bridge). Drive three miles to Dancing Coyote Beach, just past Inverness.
- The fastest route is to drive a little farther north on 101 (past San Rafael) and exit at Lucas Valley Road. Turn left (west) at the end of the exit and stay on Lucas Valley Road until a stop sign at Nicasio Valley Road. Turn right and drive through Nicasio and past Nicasio Reservoir. Turn left at the stop sign at Point Reyes Petaluma Road. Turn right at the next stop sign and drive over the concrete bridge. At the next stop sign turn left on to Hwy 1. Drive through the small town of Point Reyes Station and turn right on to Sir Francis Drake Blvd (just after the green steel bridge). Drive three miles to Dancing Coyote Beach, just past Inverness.
Inverness is a tiny village with summer houses and year-round residents, a Post Office, gas station, grocery store, cafe, and a couple of restaurants, all just a short walk from Dancing Coyote Beach.
Point Reyes Station
This is the closest town and has all the services you might need such as grocery stores, restaurants and diners, a gas station, a car repair garage, and a variety of shops including a bookstore, clothing and gift shops, and specialties such as local cheeses.
On Saturday mornings in the summer months there is a great farmers' market in the middle of Pt. Reyes Station. You will find a nice selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, cheese, organic meat, and local crafts. It is a social occasion and often there is live music.
Olema has several good restaurants including The Olema Inn and Restaurant, and a few shops.
Public Transportation to Point Reyes Station and Inverness
From San Francisco bus stops along Mission Street between the Transbay Bus Terminal and Seventh Street, and other locations in San Francisco,
take the Golden Gate Transit 70/80 bus and exit at the San Rafael Transit Center. Transfer to the West Marin Stagecoach line "North Route 68" and
exit at Point Reyes Station or continue on to Inverness. Fare, Trip-Planning & Schedule Information: GoldenGateTransit.org 511 (toll free) or 415-455-2000.
West Marin Stagecoach information: Marin-Stagecoach.org 415-526-3239.
Yellow Cab in Point Reyes Station, call 866-663-8880
Taxi fare from Point Reyes Station to Inverness is approximately $15.
Taxi fare from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Inverness is approximately $170.
Nearest Commercial Airports
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS) in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County - served by a commercial airline, Horizon Air
Nearest General Aviation Airports
Petaluma Municipal Airport (FAA: O69) Coordinates: 38.25778°N 122.60556°W
Marin County Airport / Gnoss Field (ICAO: KDVO - FAA: DVO) Coordinates: 38.14361°N 122.55611°W
Note: When you zoom in, Google Maps currently does not accurately show the location of Dancing Coyote Beach and most other addresses on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Point Reyes.
View to the South-East with beached fishing boat
View across Tomales Bay to the East
A communal deck above the beach
Our private beach
A private deck