Point Reyes Station is a charming small western town an hour north of San Francisco off Hwy 1. It is a lovely little town no more than three to four streets with plenty of appeal. Think modern health conscious boutiques, farm-to table cafes, farmer’s markets, locally sourced food-items, and hand-made artisanal goods.
Point Reyes Station is a favored destination for bicyclists who trek up Hwy 1 and take a break here before continuing on up onto the multitude of scenic back roads in the area.
Beautiful boutiques on tree-lined streets can be explored in Point Reyes Station. Everything from garden decor, home goods, jewelry, and stores focused on fair-trade goods from various parts of the world can be found here.
I came across a hardware store and a feed shop called Urban Farmer selling garden tools, feed and hay too. Don’t you love the name Urban Farmer? 😊
Many dining options are available for visitors here in this quaint town, each one selling gourmet foods made from locally sourced produce. We stopped by a small Italian restaurant called Stellina for lunch where the food was fresh, organic and delicious.
After lunch and a stroll in Point Reyes Station we made our pilgrimage down main street to Cowgirl Creamery to pick up a few artisinal cheeses to take home.
On a Fall Saturday when we were visiting there was a Farmer’s Market in town. Lots of organic vegetables, fruits, cheeses, and of course flowers were in baskets waiting to be taken home. As tempted, as I was to grab a few things especially the beautiful flowers, I knew they wouldn’t last the 2-hour drive home. I noticed a few people sitting at the market enjoying a cup of coffee from a local organic coffee-bean stall that looked so tempting, that I wanted to skip lunch and just have a quick snack instead.
Point Reyes Station is a charming little town where one can stop by on the way to Point Reyes Lighthouse, Point Reyes National Sea Shores, and Bolinas Lagoon. Point Reyes makes a wonderful day trip where one can enjoy the gorgeous natural surroundings that our beautiful Bay Area has to offer.
For more information on Point Reyes and Point Reyes Station take a look at these links. Point Reyes National Seashore Cowgirl Creamery