Recipe for a sizzling barbecue spot: abundant grilling sites, great views, hiking trails, and a warm swim-friendly waterfront. Heart's Desire Beach in Tomales Bay State Park delivers the goods. There Barbecue at Hearts Desire Beachare a few prime picnic sites right on the sand, but just a couple of minutes up the Johnstone Trail is a secluded grilling nirvana: a dozen picnic tables and barbecues overlooking Tomales Bay. Light the charcoal and watch kayakers paddle by as plumes of barbecue smoke tempt your appetite. Later, work off your feast with a half-mile stroll on Johnstone Trail to nearby Pebble Beach, or just relax while basking in the scent of surrounding pine trees. Whatever your heart desires.

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