Point Reyes California

Classic California

Camping north of San Francisco

Classic California vistas and accessible campgrounds wait just north of San Francisco. We tagged along with Luke and Willa who traveled in the Marin Mountaineer, a sweet Eurovan Camper. Marin Mountaineer is located in Tiburon, just north of San Francisco. You’ll get to cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge on your way to pick it up. Do it; this weekend go camping north of San Francisco. You’ll love it.

First Stop: Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Right after Luke and Willa picked up the Marin Mountaineer they headed for the Marin Headlands. Part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, it is a perfect place to watch the sun rise over San Francisco. From there they stopped by a favorite surf spot at Fort Cronkite before meandering up Highway 1. Luke and Willa’s route took them over Mount Tamalpais, through Stinson Beach, and along the coast to Wright’s Beach. They nabbed a campsite right on the beach (even without a reservation!).

Luke reports, “For anyone looking to escape the city or see NorCal within a short drive of San Francisco, the drive up the coast to Wright’s Beach is about as laid back and beautiful as it gets!”

The next day, Luke and Willa headed back down the coast to Point Reyes, a protected National Seashore that has amazing views and limitless places to explore. Pressed for time, they then headed home, but if you can add one more day to your adventure in the Marin Mountaineer, Luke suggests you linger in Point Reyes, explore the lighthouse, and consider stopping in at Nicks Cove, a little seafood restaurant on Tomales Bay that has great lobster rolls.  

Head here to read more about Luke and Willa’s trip in the Marin Mountaineer. Repeat their itinerary (it’s a good one!), or plan your own. To reserve Marin Mountaineer, simply click the Reserve Now link above.

Photo credit: ViatheVan

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