on the other side of the golden gate bridge

Golden Gate

San Francisco is a great city, but I often stay in my bubble and forget what more the area has to offer. With just a simple ride over the Golden Gate, you can head to the town of Sausalito or trek a bit further to Napa for wine tasting. Another great area that is often missed by even SF locals is Tomales Bay, just a little over 30 miles north of SF in Marin and the heart of oyster country. There are 2 major oyster farms in Tomales Bay: Tomales Bay Oyster Company and Hog Island. Yesterday, we trekked over to Hog Island for an oyster picnic (and yes, this is the same Hog Island that is in the Ferry building but of course with a very different vibe.)

oyster shuckingWe reserved a table to picnic and brought wine, cheese, salad, and dessert to supplement our oysters. It actually turned out to be “shuck your own oyster day”. I’m not really a manual labor type of girl, but I shucked away and the oysters were just so delicious. From Friday-Monday, you can also order your oysters grilled or barbequed. After we shucked our oysters, we sat and enjoyed our feast while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Great food, great scenery, great company – it ended up being the perfect day. If you’re in SF, I definitely recommend giving Hog Island a visit (20215 Highway 1, Marshall, CA; reservations are required for the picnic tables.)

tomalesbaythe view from our picnic table. Oysters

finished oysters

About ghazalehk

I'm a beauty marketer, aspiring fashionista, and health nut. I created beauty and sass to share the tips and advice I've gathered over the years. It's for anyone who wants to look good and feel awesome.
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