Alamere Falls is one of the few tidal falls we have in the US, where the water drops on the edges near the ocean. I can’t believe this hidden gem is so close to San Francisco, only an hours drive north. I’ve had this fall on my list of must do things during my time in SF and I’m glad we finally made a day trip out of it.
We made the mistake of thinking this hike was only 4 miles round trip when its actually 8 miles and undertook this task after a full morning of shucking oysters and drinking champagne at Tomales Bay. That being said, I think that made the hike even more enjoyable. Listening to music as we’re walking along, we saw beautiful views of the coast lines, lush vegetation and a serene lake. At the end you’re treated with a couple small waterfalls before climbing down the sand to see the main attraction, an amazing sight of water falling right on to the coastal beach.
- As you’re hiking you have to make a sharp left turn through the bushes to get to the coast, this is hard to see. There was a paper pinned to the bush to lead our way but on the way back that was gone. Some one was nice enough to make a sign saying “falls” on the ground with some branches, so be on the lookout for signs.
- Its a moderate hike so bring proper footwear, I destroyed another pair of shoes climbing up and down the sand.