Located in Tomales Bay (about an hour outside of San Franicsco) is Nick’s Cove, a sprinkling of cottages on the rocks and a fabulous eatery that serves up fresh oysters morning, noon, and night.
The waterfront cabins are extremely cozy with an eccentric flair that fits the mood perfectly. We stayed in Big Rock, which is ideal for a couple or older group, but a little tough with small kids. Next time, I’ll try a Water View cottage, which are a bit more spacious and less terrifying for new moms.
The restaurant and Oyster Bar is a destination unto itself. Chef Austin Perkins and his crew source most of the ingredients on the menu from local dairy and produce farms, and the fresh seafood is from the nearby waters. In true farm-to-table style, the food is hearty and fresh with an unexpected touch of elegance.
During the day you can tour local farms, like Cowgirl creamery and Hog Island Oyster Co., or hike the hills in Point Reyes park. You can also just sit back and relax with a book, a glass of wine, and let the kids dig for seaside treasures along the shore.
Check-In // 415-663-1033. 23240 Highway 1. Marshall, CA 94940
Images by Erica Dublin