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Avalis Beach

Avalis Beach(Point Reyes National Seashore)

United States, California, Inverness 

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Located in a national park called Point Reyes National Seashore, Avalis Beach is a beach with light brown sand. This beach is situated along the northern part of the Tomales Bay shoreline. 

Avalis Beach does not have lifeguards or any other amenities, so plan your trip accordingly. 

Avalis Beach offers many activities including camping, sunbathing, wildlife watching, fishing, picnicking, kayaking, and boating. The water near Avalis Beach is extremely unsafe for aquatic recreational activities including swimming and paddleboarding due to its rough nature. The water near the beach is home to harbor seals. In addition, you can also see many kinds of seabirds around Avalis Beach. Depending on the time of the year, you can also catch many kinds of fish here including halibut and surfperch. However, if you are planning to fish in the water here, please make sure that you follow the local fishing regulations. Avalis Beach is also a great spot for a memorable oceanfront tent camping experience. However, if you are planning to camp here, it is important to note that you need a permit from the National Park Service for doing so. It is also important to note that Avalis Beach, like the other camping beaches along this part of the Tomales Bay shoreline, does not have any amenities including trash cans, showers, and restrooms and you need to dispose of all the waste generated during your camping yourself to preserve the beach’s pristine natural state.

Getting to Avalis Beach is very hard as this beach is accessible via kayak and boat only. There are many nearby kayak and boat launching spots which you can use to travel to Avalis Beach including Lawson’s Landing which is in the nearby community of Dillon Beach that also offers boats on rent. Another great kayak and boat launching spot is Miller Boat Launch which is managed by Marin County and also has overnight paid parking facilities. In addition, you can also find boat launching facilities in the nearby town of Inverness. However, it is important to note that unlike some other beaches along the Tomales Bay shoreline, Avalis Beach has extremely strong currents and waves which often make travelling here via boat or kayak difficult.

There are many attractions near Avalis Beach. Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park is a state park that was once the site of a radio receiving station that was used as a base of operations by the famous scientist Guglielmo Marconi. In addition, the state park has a diverse landscape consisting of various habitats including coastal scrub, pine forests, and grasslands that you can explore via walking trails. Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History has interesting exhibits on the rich history of Marin County and northern California. If you are looking for another attraction near Avalis Beach, Pierce Point Ranch is a historic site that was a popular dairy ranch in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. The ranch offers a unique insight into the interesting history of Northern California. The site includes the main house, a blacksmith shop, barns, a dairy house, and a schoolhouse. Pierce Point Ranch is a part of the United States National Register of Historic Places and is one of the oldest surviving ranch houses in the Point Reyes peninsula. 

If you get hungry, there are many restaurants near Avalis Beach. Tony’s Seafood offers a pleasant waterfront dining experience and serves delicious seafood including clam chowder and fish and chips. The Marshall Store offers a pleasant oceanfront dining experience and serves delicious seafood (especially oysters) and sandwiches. If you are looking for another good and affordable restaurant near Avalis Beach, the modestly priced Inverness Store offers delicious light snacks.

If you are looking for a hotel near Avalis Beach, there are many great nearby options.  Dancing Coyote Beach Cottages offers accommodation in rustic oceanfront cottages and offers many amenities including beautiful gardens and a private oceanfront area. A more affordable hotel is the 3-Star Nick’s Cove that offers excellent views of the Tomales Bay and also has a restaurant. If you are looking for another good and affordable hotel near Avalis Beach, the Abalone Inn offers many amenities including a garden patio, a hot tub, a lounge with a fireplace, complimentary breakfast, and massage treatments (for a fee).

Top Amenities at Avalis Beach

Activities

  • Camping

  • Hiking

  • Rentals

  • Kayaking Canoeing

  • Top Traveler Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Surf through our FAQs to help you find your perfect beach!

    Does Avalis Beach have parking? If so, is it free or paid?

    Avalis Beach does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

    Does Avalis Beach have lifeguards?

    No, Avalis Beach does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

    Is Avalis Beach a family-friendly beach?

    Avalis Beach is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

    Is Avalis Beach good for swimming?

    Avalis Beach is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

    Does Avalis Beach have restrooms?

    Avalis Beach does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

    Is Avalis Beach a nude beach?

    No, Avalis Beach maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

    Is there food near Avalis Beach?

    Avalis Beach does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

    What are the activities at Avalis Beach?

    Avalis Beach is renowned for its vibrant beach scene, offering various activities for everyone to enjoy Camping, Hiking.

    Does Avalis Beach have accommodations for people with disabilities?

    Avalis Beach does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

    Is Avalis Beach a dog-friendly beach?

    Avalis Beach is not dog-friendly.

    Is Avalis Beach good for surfing?

    Avalis Beach is not generally considered to be good for surfing.

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