Point Reyes and Tamales Bay are on the coast about 30 miles northwest of San Francisco.
This area is part of the Point Reyes National Sea Shore and on its northern end is Bodega Bay.
The bay is actually a submerged portion of the infamous San Andreas Fault.
The topography is stunning and the water sports on Tamales Bay are fun and include sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, and of course, fishing.
Oysters are a major draw and there are two oyster producers and both have public picnic spots to eat their oysters while overlooking the beautiful bay.
Certain times of the year when you are at Point Reyes Light, which is the western most spot of Point Reyes Station, you can see passing whales in the fertile waters below.
It is a great day's ride from the city or a nice place to stay for a couple of days.
Cowgirl Creamery is from this area and is well known in the Bay Area for making some of the best cheeses.
It is a short drive north to Bodega Bay, which is where Alfred Hitchcock's famous movie, The Birds, was filmed.