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Escape From SF: Alamere Falls

We escaped to Alamere Falls in Point Reyes on Wildcat Beach for a day of hiking, tide pooling, waterfall gazing, and, most of all, an escape from San Francisco.

Point Reyes' Hike-In Campgrounds

Rugged headlands, brushy hillsides, piney ridges, and pocket beaches—Point Reyes is a soul-soothing stretch of California coast that's less than half a gas tank from San Francisco. And when the day-tripping tourists leave, you've got it virtually to yourself. Accessible only by a 2- to 5-mile walk, Point Reyes' hike-in campgrounds are the best way to experience the Bay's favorite coastal wilderness wonderland. Grab one by reserving ahead or sacrificing some sleep (see below). Coast Campground is only a 1- to 2-minute walk from sublime Santa Maria beach, which is nearly vacant toward the end of the day.

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