Nick's Cove

Nick's Cove

I love the water. I love mountains. I do not love camping. Being outside is great - swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking. I'm all about outdoor activities, but once the physical activity is over, I want to retire to a high thread count bed, citrus flavored shower gel and a nice glass of wine in proper stemware. Unfortunately, outdoor enjoyment doesn't always pair with civilized accommodation. Retiring to a campground or bunk filled cabin is a sure enough way to ruin a good time in the great outdoors for me.

So perhaps you can imagine my trepidation with booking a trip to the pristine coastline of West Marin. I was ready for hiking, eating and exploring, but where could I stay to maximize my time in the area? There's more than enough campgrounds in the area, but as discussed, that would not a good trip make for me. Then I learned about Nick's Cove.

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Point Reyes, West Marin and Petaluma

I love living near the water and mountains in Los Angeles, but it's a far cry from being in the unspoiled wilderness. One of my goals after hiking in the Santa Monica mountains is to try and keep the outdoor serenity I experience until I at least get out of the parking lot and hit PCH. 

The great things about California though, is if you continue up PCH for just a little while, you'll find yourself in a totally different environment. I decided to do just this after spending a weekend with my brother and his family in Northern California.

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