The Bay and Protected Open Space

Geographically, Marin County forms a large, southward-facing peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to the west, San Pablo Bay, and San Francisco Bay to the east, and – across the Golden Gate – the city of San Francisco to the south.  With the ocean and the bay on three sides, Marin County has been called the San Francisco Bay Area’s park. Almost 85 percent of its land has been protected from development through open space purchases, federal parkland, watershed lands and strict agricultural zoning.

 

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Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

21 Main Street
Tiburon, CA  94920
415-435-2131
www.angelislandferry.com

We are California’s only family owned and operated ferry service, now celebrating our 59th year in business.  We are located in picturesque Tiburon, California, providing ferry service from Tiburon to Angel Island Sate Park, a premiere destination for fun and... Read More

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Audubon Canyon Ranch

4900 Shoreline Highway 1
Stinson Beach, CA 94970
415-868-9244
www.egret.org

Audubon Canyon Ranch (ACR) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit environmental conservation and education organization founded in 1962 to safeguard Bolinas Lagoon from irresponsible development, leading the way for the protection of Tomales Bay.  Today, ACR acts as guardian of 5,000 acres... Read More

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Aquarium of the Bay

2 Beach Street (The Embarcadero at Beach St.)
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-623-5300
www.aquariumofthebay.org

San Francisco’s Bay Aquarium

Located on San Francisco’s walkable waterfront, Aquarium of the Bay provides unforgettable encounters with local marine life that inspire both wonder and conservation. We are a division of bay.org, and are accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)... Read More

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Bay Model Visitor Center

2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-3871

www.spn.usace.army.mil/bmvc

The Bay Model Visitor Center is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It allows the public to view a three-dimensional working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River... Read More

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Estuary & Ocean Science Center

3152 Paradise Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
415-338-3543
www.eoscenter.sfsu.edu

The Estuary & Ocean Science Center is San Francisco State University’s marine and estuarine research facility, which is situated on a breathtaking 36 acre parcel of bay front property located just outside the town of Tiburon, California.

The Bay... Read More

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Marin County Open Space District

Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 415
San Rafael, CA 94903
415-499-6387
www.marincountyparks.org
Photo Credit: www.marincountyparks.org

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is the local government agency responsible for preserving public open space in Marin County, California. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Marin through the acquisition, protection, and responsible stewardship... Read More

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Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Dive Into California's Underwater Parks!

Explore California's Underwater Parks without getting your feet wet through a new online tour! The California Google MPA Tour features detailed descriptions of each of the state marine protected areas, National Marine Sanctuaries, and National Estuaries, with... Read More

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NatureBridge Conference Center

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
1033 Fort Cronhkite
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-5771
www.naturebridge.org

 

NatureBridge is a private nonprofit organization that offers environmental education opportunities for students and teachers, teen leadership programs, summer day camps for kids, and conference facilities in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Marin Headlands, just north of San... Read More

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Point Bonita YMCA

981 Fort Barry, GGNRA

Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-9622

www.pointbonitaymca.org

Point Bonita YMCA offers affordable space for special events such as business meetings, corporate retreats, conferences, weddings, family reunions, youth and church retreats, training and workshops. Our facility is the prime location for a peaceful retreat with breathtaking views, windswept... Read More

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Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve

415-499-6387
www.marincountyparks.org
Photo Credit: www.marincountyparks.org

Located at the top of the Tiburon Peninsula, Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve contains some of the most unusual natural landscape in Marin County. Named for George E. Ring, county supervisor from 1895 until 1903, this rock-strewn site is a... Read More

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SF Bay Adventures & Schooner Freda B

1001 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-331-0444
www.sfbayadventures.com
www.schoonerfredab.com

SF Bay Adventures is the premier local boating, event and adventure resource for the San Francisco Bay area. The headquarters are located on the beautiful and historic Sausalito waterfront. SF Bay Adventures has served locals and visitors for over 2... Read More

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Slide Ranch

2025 Shoreline Highway
Muir Beach, CA 94965
415-381-6155
www.slideranch.org

Founded in the same year as Earth Day, Slide Ranch was an early leader in the food sustainability movement. Since 1970, more than 200,000 visitors have experienced this inspiring place.

Slide Ranch teaches visitors the impact our choices have on food,... Read More

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Tamalpais Charters

21 Main Street
Tiburon, CA 94920
415-789-6082
www.tamalpaischarters.com

When you charter the Tamalpais, you get lots of options. From an elegant, full service water taxi to San Francisco or Jack London Square to an all-day excursion out to the Farallones, we will provide the perfect escape, the best... Read More

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Tomales Bay Sailing

Contact:  Captain Brett Miller
415-787-4886
www.tomalesbaysailing.com

Tomales Bay is a long, narrow inlet located in western Marin County. It is approximately 14 miles long and nearly one mile wide throughout its entire length. The shape of the bay derives from the fact that it lies along... Read More