Marin's ocean side is home to some pretty serene spots, so plan ample time to experience the area's rolling hills, winding roads, bayside communities and views of the sea. The region's staggering beauty, abundant wildlife and unique culture make it the perfect destination year-round for days of relaxation and discovery.

Whether you're planning a weekend getaway or a winter escape, these unique accommodations put you front and center on Marin's ocean side.


Cottages

Craving a cozy cottage for the weekend? You're in luck because Marin's ocean side has several rooms with a view.

In Tomales Bay is Nick's Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar and Cottages. While each of Nick's 12 cottages feels very private, the luxurious decor gives a nice modern touch. Since there's a restaurant and bar at Nick's, many guests spend ample time just relaxing on site. The best reason to stay at Nick's is the view: think tranquil waters and sandy beaches with exotic wildlife and rolling hills in the distance.


Inns

If you're out and about most of the day, a quiet inn is all you need.

For travelers looking for a taste of the simple life, the Inn at Roundstone Farm fills that need in more ways than one. Not only will you feel at one with nature, but you'll indulge in fresh breakfasts, too. The property boasts five guest rooms, making for a very personalized stay. Nature reigns supreme here, from rolling hills and ponds to panoramic views of Mount Wittenberg and Inverness Ridge to boot.


Bed-and-Breakfasts

For a home-away-from-home feel, a B&B is a must, especially these two top selections.

Feel right at home on Marin's ocean side at Osprey Peak Bed & Breakfast. Peaceful, secluded and elegant, the Japanese farmhouse aesthetic does not go unnoticed. Set among the coastal forest, it's hard to believe that Tomales Bay State Park and the Point Reyes National Seashore are neighbors. You'll get the royal treatment here, with spacious guest rooms equipped with queen beds and full bathrooms. Plus, a fresh, organic breakfast awaits you come morning.