"Inverness, California" Inverness by karenincalifornia
Inverness Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 36 photos
Inverness is a tiny town located on Tomales Point in west Marin County. Its namesake is a town by the same name in the Scottish Highlands. When you visit Inverness and its surroundings, you'll conclude that the town is very aptly named.
The San Francisco Bay Area has been inundated with rain from October 2004 to March 2005. A sudden clear day in March was the perfect time for heading out to West Marin. I have the distinct advantage of living only 30 minutes away from Inverness. When we experienced a break in the storms in March, I cancelled all other plans and headed out to Inverness and Tomales Point.
Just north of Inverness is Tomales Point, a peninsula that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. That was my destination on this fine March day. Tomales Point has one of the most dramatic hikes in Marin County, made all the more beautiful when the storm clouds have disappeared and the fog is nowhere to be seen.
Join me on my hike on this beautiful sunny day!
- Pros:Lack of crowds, unspoiled beauty, dramatic coastline
- Cons:Weather is capricious. Sunny days are in the minority.
- In a nutshell:The most beautiful part of the Bay Area.
Just 3 miles west of Inverness is an excellent spot to launch a stand up paddleboard. The location is Drakes Estero,... more travel advice
WINDS: Be mindful of winds and tides in Tomales Bay when you are on your SUP board. Tomales Bay experiences a prevailing... more travel advice
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