Picnicking Near Tomales Bay Oyster Farm

Thanksgiving Week

Open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 AM to 4 PM

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Open Friday Saturday, and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM

If you need more than 500 oysters, please call or email to place an order and schedule a pickup appointment.


There is no picnicking or parties allowed at TBOC!

Please call or email for more information.

There is no picnicking opportunity available or allowed at Tomales Bay Oyster Company. We are here for you to come and buy our oysters to take home or to a nearby beach. You can pack a picnic basket, bring your cooler, come fill it with oysters, and head to the beaches and parks!

Winter Hours effective November 28th, open every day from 9 AM to 4 PM

Closed Christmas Day


                                                                                             Downloadable this PDF 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, 21 miles south, is a spectacular ocean beach with grills, tables, and miles of sandy ocean beach. 26 miles north is Doran Regional Park (in Bodega Bay) allowing 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 is 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.

Reminder: 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!

Note: Marin County code enforcement required that we remove our picnic tables and BBQs,  as of mid October, 2015; therefore, we no longer have picnic tables or grills.