Dillon Beach + Tony’s Seafood in Marshall for Oysters
Our mission to document 52 day trips around the Bay Area took us to Dillon Beach, CA (90 minute drive from Oakland) and Marshall, CA for another fun day.
At Dillon Beach, there are 2 beaches
- Dillon Beach (a general beach where you can walk in or park and walk on to the beach). Fee: $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends.
- Lawson’s Landing (open to anyone but more focused on RVs and campers). Fee: $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends.
Even though Dillon Beach and Lawson’s are right next to each other, they are radically different beaches. Dillon Beach is in a giant cave leading out to the Pacific Ocean. Lawson’s is a calmer beach because it leads out to Tomales Bay.
We chose Dillon Beach.
We had a great first impression. When you drive up to the parking lot, Dillon Beach offers a free ice cream or coffee (from the local General Store) if you pick up trash while you’re on the beach (our 5-year old LOVED this — he got to use that cool picker-upper-tool (shown below
Dillon Beach General Store and Coastal Kitchen Restaurant
As we left the beach, we saw the 2 main places to eat/shop: The General Store and Coastal Kitchen.
The main place to eat sit-down isthe Coastal Kitchen (next door to the General Store):
Tony’s Seafood for Lunch (in Marshall)
We left Dillon Beach driving down Highway 1 and chose to have lunch at Tony’s Seafood (now owned by Hog Island Oyster Company) in Marshall.
- Raw oysters
- Grilled Oysters
- Fish and Chips
- White wine
- Lemonade for the kiddo
- Drip coffee (to go)
All was super-yummy. Andy and Michael who served us were outstanding as was the rest of the team (whose names we didn’t catch!). Hog Island owner John Finger nows how to hire!