Outdoor Activities for Wildlife Lovers in Marin County, California

Tule Elk in the Marin County California Reserve

Marin County CVB

Calling all animal lovers! Click through to check out our favorite ways to spot the best of California's one-of-a-kind wildlife, all in Marin County.

  • California Gray Whales in Pacific Ocean
  • Elephant Seals in Marin County California's Chimney Rock
  • View of Golden Gate Bridge from Hawk Hill in Marin County
  • Tule Elk grazing in Reserve in Marin County California

Everyone knows that Marin County is the perfect weekend destination for so many reasons. Along with the eccentric charm of Northern California, Marin’s mild year-round weather and direct access to the Pacific make the county especially irresistible for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Although summer is always a good time to plan your Marin getaway, don’t underestimate the beauty of Marin in winter. In fact, animal lovers of creatures on land and sea should head to the county during the winter months in order to best observe the California Grey Whale, elephant seals, and egrets. Winter wildlife watchers should plan on visiting these three points of interest in Marin County, as they are the best places to see and admire these local creatures.  


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