"Olema - Doorway to Point Reyes National Seashore" Olema by karenincalifornia
Olema Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 32 photos
Olema, at the entrance of Point Reyes National Seashore, is 20 minutes from my home in San Rafael, California.
Point Reyes is unspoiled, untamed and unsurpassed in natural beauty. Hiking trails are abundant through forests, down to the coastline and along the beaches. Quaint little coastal towns dot the area.
The wildlife is incredible. You will be treated to sights of tule elk graze in the fields, and in the winter you may very well see whales during their yearly migration.
Olema is a tiny coastal town on the eastern side of Point Reyes National Seashore in west Marin County, California. This National Seashore doesn't get the same kind of attention as some of our other national parks in our state, such as Yosemite, but in so many ways, the beauty of this seashore easily matches the beauty of the mountains.
On the beaches, you might see sea lions or harbor seals. At low tide, the tidepools will display their beautiful starfish, sea anemones, crabs, and other marine life.
Whether you are backpacking, camping, or staying in an inn, Olema is a perfect place to stay for a week.
- Pros:Secluded, good access to seashore activities, away from the crowds
- Cons:Can be foggy in summer, but don't let that stop you - just be sure to bring a sweatshirt!
- In a nutshell:Classic west Marin with astounding beauty
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