Coastal California - Marin County & the Bay Area (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Marin County & the Bay Area chapter from Lonely Planet’s Coastal California guidebook.

The region surrounding San Francisco encompasses a bonanza of natural vistas and wildlife. Visit ancient redwoods and herds of elegant tule elk in Marin, gray whales swim off the cape of Point Reyes and hawks fly in the Marin Headlands.

  • gazing up at the majestic redwood canopy at Muir Woods National Monument
  • maps
  • cavorting with elk and gray whales at the Point Reyes National Seashore
  • transport
  • touring the beach-cove coastline along Hwy 1 from Pacifica to Santa Cruz
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Marin County, Marin Headlands, Sausalito, Tiburon, Sir Francis Drake Blvd & Around, San Rafael, Mill Valley, Mt Tamalpais State Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Olema & Nicasio, Point Reyes Station, Inverness, Point Reyes National Seashore, East Bay, Oakland, Berkeley, Mt Diablo State Park, John Muir National Historic Site, Vallejo, The Peninsula, Around San Francisco, San Jose & Around, Half Moon Bay & Around, Santa Cruz & Around.

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