Chicken Ranch Beach, Inverness (Swim, Paddle, Pearls!)
It has easy access to a beach…swimmable water…world class restaurant nearby.
And it’s an easy 90-minute drive from San Francisco/Oakland.
Chicken Ranch Beach!
To get there, head to 13000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Inverness. You park on the road and walk right to the beach over this wood bridge:
Chicken Ranch (on the Tomales Bay) is a great place for:
- Paddle Boards
- Open water swimming (the water on the summer months I’ve swam there felt like 70 degrees)
After the beach, make sure to hit up Saltwater Depot (1 mile down the road (12781 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937)). It’s pricey but worth the splurge.
Here’s a fish sandwich:
All their salads are yummy:
We’ve seen park rangers at the beach about every other time we’ve visited.
Coffee on the Way There or Back
For coffee in the area, check out Pump at 6825 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA 94933
Produce and Protein On the Way Home
If you take Sir Francis Drake Blvd. on the way home, make sure to check out The Farm Stand at Forest Knolls
They sell all local (mostly organic) veggies and fruits, salmon (frozen and smoked) meats, almonds and a bunch of other related foods. It’s pricey but everything was yummy.