Nothing is more beautiful than the beaches out in Point Reyes. Stop in the small but friendly town on your way there, pick up a picnic at Toby's feed barn, visit the Cowgirl Creamery to see how they make their famous cheese, stroll through the shops and bookstore. For an upscale dinner try Stellalina (we suggest making reservations).
Our favorite beach is Limantour, but with so many to choose from you can't go wrong. You can even have a small fire on the beach with a permit obtained at the visitors center. They are free but must be picked up by 5:00pm.
Tip: It can get windy so always dress in layers ( this applies to the entire bay area).