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News related to West Marin living, and a Local Directory!


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Inverness Disaster Council

Inverness Disaster Council Website: Residents of Inverness and West Marin: Join your Local Disaster Council to stay up to date and remembered in an emergency!

Why West Marin?

   If you already know the area, this may sound like a silly question. People travel to visit the West Marin coastline from all corners of the world seeking to enjoy the natural splendor of our local wilderness, to learn more about the outstanding local leadership and world-class examples in sustainable farming, and to partake in our amazing local foodie culture that is a result of that exemplary cultivation of produce, dairy, seafood and livestock raised or caught locally.

   Our local wilderness features offer something for everyone- from towering redwood forests to rolling green valley hills, to the rumbling oceanfront.

   Marshall, Point Reyes, and Inverness are also nestled around an additional unique water feature-

   Tomales bay.

   With it's naturally calmer and slightly warmer waters, Tomales Bay is a beautiful place to get away from the Ocean for a nice long swim, kayak, wildlife spotting, and sight seeing.

   It's also a great place to come slurp down some world renowned local oysters harvested straight out of the bay!


Tomales Bay


If that wasn't enough to offer and cherish, we also sustain a vibrant and supportive local community. West Marin thrives on arts and performance, scientific and wilderness exploration, small business entrepreneurship, and innovative civic volunteering.

At the heart of Point Reyes Station is our famous Dance Palace Community Center, which has supported the arts and inspiration within our community for decades. Our area is also famous for its healthy living yoga and meditation workshops, and its local writing and artist retreats and organizations.


Downtown Point Reyes Station offers all the amenities one could seek, with a fully stocked grocery store, fully comprehensive pharmacy, bank, post office, saloon, car mechanic, gas station, "feed barn" (not just for livestock, but for coffee/fresh vegetables and artisinal foods/souvenirs too, as well as a weekly farmer's market!), thrift and designer clothing stores, a Creamery for freshly made cheeses, world class restaurants, schools, churches, and much much more! We pack a lot to offer for a small town.

West Marin is an excellent place to raise children, start your dream business, vacation, fish, farm, or even to retire! We've got it all.


Call today (415) 663-9448 to make an appointment for a free real estate consultation in West Marin.


Or~ If you're like my husband and me,

It's hard to beat a good day of boogie boarding in the Pacific Ocean right off of the West Marin coastline. Then capping off the exercise with a delicious, locally sourced organic dinner from one of our world famous local restaurants.

West Marin is a lovely place to be, and we chose to spend the rest of our lives here!


Local News & Articles

Local Directory


The following are some of our favorite businesses and organizations out here in West Marin! If you're new to the area, or just never came across these names, we'd recommend exploring them on your next visit!


Please click on the organization name to be directed to their website.


Building Supply & Hardware
Home & Building Supplies  Renovation & Hardware
11280 Hwy 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94546

Country Emporium & Saddlery 11313 California Hwy 1         Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956

Organic Fine Linens            11101 State Route One,        Suite #201
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Boutique Clothing Store
11100 Hwy 1,                        Point Reyes Station, CA ‎94956

Heidrun Meadery
Locally Produced Sparkling Honey Wines & Bee Farm         11925 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Point Reyes Books
Community Book Store      11315 State Route 1             Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956‎

Point Reyes Surf Shop
Surf Shop and Clothing
11101 Hwy 1, Suite #106
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 Phone number (415) 663-1072

Spirit Matters
Crafts, Oddities, & Deities
12307 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness Park, Point Reyes,     CA 94956                        Phone Number (415) 663-8699

Toby's Feed Barn
Fresh Produce, Coffee, Home  Supplies and Farmer's Market
11250 Highway One
Point Reyes Station,              CA 94956

West Marin Community Thrift
Unique, Quality Thrift Store
11431 Highway One,            Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

West Marin Pharmacy
Comprehensive Drug Store     11 Fourth Street                           Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Specialty Crafts, Jewelry, Gifts 11265 Highway 1                 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 Phone Number (415) 663-1748



Bolinas Community Land Trust
Affordable Housing Non-Profit 6 Wharf Road
Bolinas, CA 94924

Bolinas Community Public Utility District
Municipal Services of Bolinas
270 Elm Road,               Bolinas, CA 94924

Community Land Trust Association of Marin
Affordable Housing Non-Profit 11431 Highway 1, Suite #12
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

The Dance Palace    Community Center & Events
503 B Street                       Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

East Shore Planning Group   Community Development Org.
Eastern Tomales Bay Areas

Inverness Association    Community Board, Inverness
PO Box 382               Inverness, CA 94937

Inverness Ridge Association
Service Organization for Paradise Ranch Estates
P.O. Box 342
Inverness, CA. 94937

KWMR Radio Station
90.5 FM                              West Marin Public Radio
11431 State Route One,       Suite #8
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Marin Agricultural Land Trust
Farmland Preservation         145 A Street,                       Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Pt. Reyes Disaster Council
Disaster Preparedness
More Info for your Area Contact:

Pt. Reyes Village Association
Local Quasi-Government
City of Point Reyes Station       Meetings at the Dance Palace 503 B Street                       Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Stinson Beach Village Assoc.
Community Services Board
Meets at Stinson Beach Community Center Chapel
32 Belvedere Avenue    Stinson Beach, CA 94970

Tomales Bay Association
Watershed Maintenance
and Restoration, Tomales Bay Contact:

West Marin Community Services
Community & Senior Services  Child & Low Income Assistance
11431 Highway 1, Suite #10  Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

West Marin Senior Services
Assisted Living Non-Profit  11435 State Route One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


Arti Café
Fine Organic Indian Cuisine
7282 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA 94938

Bovine Bakery
Organic Local Sustainable
11315 Shoreline Highway    Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Cowgirl Creamery
Artisan Organic Cheesemakers
80 4th Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Café Reyes
Oysters & Wood-Fired Pizza
11101 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 Phone number (415) 663-9493

The Farmhouse
Resort Restuarant in Olema
10021 Coastal Highway One, Olema, CA 94950

Fog's Kitchen
Resort Restuarant on    Tomales Bay
12938 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness, California 94937

Hog Island Oyster Company
Locally Harvested Oysters
20215 Shoreline Highway
Marshall, CA 94940

Inverness Park Market
Organic Deli, Market, Taproom
12301 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness Park, CA 94937

Marin Sun Farms
Organic Local Sustainable Butcher & Burger Restaurant
10905 Shoreline Highway 1 Point Reyes Station CA 94956

The Marshall Store
Oyster Bar & Smokehouse 19225 State Route 1,    Marshall, CA 94940

Nick's Cove
Bayside Lodge & Restaurant
23240 Highway 1,        Marshall, CA 94940

Salt Water Oyster Depot
Oysters, Drinks & Rustic Fare
12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Inverness, CA 94937

Sidestreet Kitchen
Rotisserie, Smokehouse, Organic Local Vegetables
60 Fourth Street,                Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Sir & Star Restaurant
Fine Local Dining
10000 Sir Francis Drake Olema, CA 94950

The Station House Café
Farm-to-Table Classic Restaurant/Bar/Live Music  11180 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Stellina Restaurant
Sustainable Farm Eatery, Osteria, "Farmer is King"   11285 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Tony's Seafood
Freshly Harvested Local Seafood & Oysters           18863 Shoreline Highway
Marshall, CA 94940

Tomales Bay Oyster Co.
Local Oyster Farm & Picnic 15479 Highway One    Marshall, CA 94940

Vladimir's Czech Restaurant
Fine Local Dining
12785 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Inverness, CA 94937       Phone Number (415) 669-1021

Whale of a Deli
Deli, Convenience, Tacos/Pizza
997 Mesa Rd
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

To Do...

Point Reyes Insider
Guide to What's Happening    in West Marin - WOW!
See Website

West Marin Commons
Community Inspired Projects
Meet in various public spaces within the community           See website

Inverness Yacht Club
Sailing & Boating Club of Tomales Bay
12852 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Inverness CA 94937-0186

Blue Waters Kayaking
Kayaking Outfitter & Tours
12944 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937

Point Reyes National Seashore
Wilderness Reserve & Volunteer Programs
See Website


Shoreline Unified School District
Serving schools of far        West Marin: Bodega Bay, Inverness, & Tomales
10 John Street
P.O. Box 198
Tomales, CA 94971

West Marin-Inverness School
Elementary & Middle      Grades K-8
(Point Reyes Station: GR 2-8, Inverness: Kindergarten & 1st)

Tomales High School
Grades 9-12, Public
3850 Irvin Road
Tomales, CA 94971

Papermill Creek Children's Corner
Early Childhood Education
503 B Street
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Bolinas-Stinson Union School District
K-8 Elementary School         125 Olema-Bolinas Road Bolinas, CA 94924

Lagunitas Montessori
Montessori School, Public       Elementary Grades K-5
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Geronimo, CA 94963

Marin Waldorf School
Waldorf Accredited School Grades K through 8th
755 Idylberry Road
San Rafael, CA 94903

Treesprites Farm Preschool
Pre-Kindergarten, Waldorf
55 Foothill Rd                       San Anselmo, CA

Marin School of the Arts
High School, Grades 9-12        Public, Non-Profit
625 Arthur Street           Novato, CA 94947

Oracle Independent Study
Marin County Office of Edu.
1111 Las Gallinas Ave                San Rafael CA, 94913

Tamiscal High School
Independent Study         Grades 9-12                         305 Doherty Drive
Larkspur, CA 94939

Marin Academy
Independent High School  1600 Mission Avenue           San Rafael, CA 94901

College of Marin
Community College
Two Campuses, in          Novato and Kentfield

Dominican University of California
State University                      50 Acacia Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901

Lagunitas Middle School
Grades 6-8 Public
1 Lagunitas School Road
San Geronimo, CA 94963