Is it safe to swim at Limantour Beach?
Limantour and Drakes Beach provide the easiest and safest swimming access outside of winter storm conditions. The ocean temperatures are about 50-60 degrees year round. There are no lifeguards at Point Reyes.
Are there sharks in Tomales Bay?
Even though white sharks visit the waters near the mouths of Tomales Bay and Drakes Estero, the chances of being attacked by a white shark is extremely small. The most likely place for a shark encounter in Tomales Bay is the area north of Tom’s Point.
Can you kayak under the Golden Gate Bridge?
Setting out from Sausalito, you can kayak under the Golden Gate Bridge and paddle out to other Bay Area landmarks, including Alcatraz Island, Angel Island, Fisherman’s Wharf and the stunning cliffs and Sutro Baths of Land’s End.
How long does it take to kayak across Tomales Bay?
It seems that this is also an option during non-COVID times, but for a fee. Parking on the streets by Chicken Ranch Beach also seemed like an option. It took us almost 5 hours to paddle the 5.4 miles up the coast. This included a 30 min lunch break and another short rest about halfway up.
Can you fish at Limantour beach?
Fishing is allowed on most park beaches and freshwater lakes and ponds. Estero de Limantour; the Point Reyes Headlands Marine Conservation Area; certain Marine Protected Areas.
Is it safe to swim in Tomales Bay?
Tomales Bay’s main source of water is from the Pacific Ocean thus Shell Beach is a salt water beach. Shell Beach is great for swimming as Tomales Bay provides shelter from wind and creates a warmer area of water. Often there is a raft off shore for those who want to swim out and take a break basking in the sun.
Do great whites breed in Tomales Bay?
There is a long-standing and very stubborn rumor that Tomales Bay (just north of Point Reyes) serves as a breed- ing ground for White Sharks, but there is absolutely no evidence to support this. Indeed, there are no records of pregnant female White Sharks anywhere in the Eastern Pacific Ocean!
Can you kayak to the Farallon Islands?
In fact, more swimmers get bit by Sea Lions locally than Sharks. It is not advisable to attempt swimming or even kayaking around South East Farallon Island when the large sharks are present in numbers roughly between August and December.
Is it legal to kayak in the Bay Area?
Kayaking there is legal; however, it’s highly recommended that paddlers follow the posted launch sites and practice good wildlife viewing etiquette.
Where can I launch my kayak in Tomales Bay?
Tomales Bay State Park provides two sites at which one may launch kayaks onto Tomales Bay: Millerton Point and Hearts Desire Beach. No overnight use or beach fires. Contact Tomales Bay State Park for more information at 415-669-1140.
Can you take kayaks in the ocean?
The quick answer to this question is, Yes, to a degree. River kayaks work fine on the ocean for shorter trips in mild weather with no wind. But in the open ocean is a different matter and requires a minimum 14′ sea kayak with two airtight hatches in case you capsize.
Where is Limantour Beach?
Limantour Beach is a south-facing beach on a sand spit between Drakes Bay and the Limantour Estero esturary. Limantour Beach has a nice large parking lot near the beach. Trails take you through the wetlands to the beach and beyond.
Where is Limantour Beach in Point Reyes Station?
Limantour Beach in Point Reyes Station, California. Limantour Beach is a south-facing beach on a sand spit between Drakes Bay and the Limantour Estero esturary.
What to do in limlimantour Beach?
Limantour Beach has a nice large parking lot near the beach. Trails take you through the wetlands to the beach and beyond. Here you can hike for days along the spit, around the estuary and waterways, and even head to a backcountry camp at Santa Maria Beach to the south via the sandy shore or the Coast Trail.
Where can I launch a kayak on Tomales Bay?
Tomales Bay State Park provides two sites at which one may launch kayaks onto Tomales Bay: Millerton Point and Hearts Desire Beach. No overnight use or beach fires. Contact Tomales Bay State Park for more information at 415-669-1140. Hearts Desire Beach is on the west side of Tomales Bay off Pierce Point Road.