Picnicking Near Tomales Bay Oyster Farm
We are open every Friday from Noon to 5pm, Saturday and
Sunday 9am to 5pm for shellfish sales. Please come early to pick up your Holiday oyster orders. Please call or email to place an order and schedule a pick up appointment.
Cheers! Happy Holidays!
There is no picnicking or parties allowed at TBOC! We are open for wholesale everyday, please call or email for more information.
There is no picnicking at Tomales Bay Oyster Company. We're here for you to come and buy some oysters to take home or to a nearby beach. Please pack a picnic basket, bring your cooler, come fill it with oysters, and head to the beaches and parks! We are open Fridays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for oyster sales.
We have created this downloadable information brochure
listing area State and National Parks with picnic facilities
Our farm is surrounded by coastline. Across the bay, Heart’s Desire State Beach (Tomales Bay State Park) 15 miles away is a wonderful spot to swim, grill, and picnic. Stinson Beach is 21 miles South, is a spectacular ocean beach with grills, tables, and plenty of room to throw a frisbee with friends. 26 miles North is Doran Regional Park (in Bodega Bay) allows dogs, has a picnic area with grills, campsites, and a boardwalk. Bodega Dunes is 29 miles North on Highway One, has a picnic area, campground, and showers. Just 12 miles south of us, you can find Samuel P. Taylor State Park which offers hiking and biking trails, a creek, campground, and a picnic area with tables and grills nestled in a grove of towering redwoods. There’s also Bear Valley Visitor Center in Olema, 7 miles south of us, which has a fantastic, grassy picnic area bordered by oak trees and giant bay laurels, hiking trails, and a recreated Miwok Village (complete with a sweat lodge!). Just before you get to Bear Valley on Highway One is Olema Campground which has a grassy picnic area surrounded by trees, they charge $10 per car. Millerton Point State Park (3/4 mile south of TBOC), has no tables or grills, but provides a bathroom, is dog friendly, and is a gorgeous place to picnic on the beach and watch the sunset.
When you visit any of these neighboring parks or beaches, please do not leave any oyster shells or trash behind. We hope to see you at the farm!
Marin County code enforcement required that we remove our picnic tables and BBQs, AND as of October 16th 2015 we no longer have picnic tables or grills.
We are working to gain the permit in order for us to have picnics.