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2021-08-07 - Bioluminescent Beach Camping at Tomales Bay

2021-08-07 - Bioluminescent Beach Camping at Tomales Bay


We'll be doing a one day camping trip at Tomales Bay Boat-in Campground in Point Reyes! I've been here before for bioluminescent kayaking, so expect to see bioluminescence in the water at night (little creatures that light up the water at night when you move it)!

This is a boat-in campsite, so we will need to ferry people and things from the car to the beach campsite, but it shouldn't be bad as it's only a 2 mile stretch across an inlet (and I've done this before--even at night--so it should be decently calm). We will have a 5-person inflatable boat to ferry everything across. Depending on the number of people coming, expect more than one trip to ferry people and things back and forth.

Expected cost:
$40-$50/person for permits, food+drinks, boat, etc. (Final amount TBD, but Offbeat will subsidize the costs as needed to not go over $50/person.)

Important note:
This will be our first time trying out this campsite and doing boat-in camping, so expect a bit of an adventure, though it should at least be a FUN adventure :D. Jay and I have put in a lot of work figuring out everything to make this as smooth of a trip as possible though, so hopefully we got all our bases covered.

Trip Details

Sat, Aug 7, 2021, 10:00 AM
Approximate Driving Time:
2 hours
Carpool Leave By:
​8:00 AM
We may have one group arrive later to stagger out the ferrying trips. Refer to
for final details.

Location Information

What to Expect

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