Ferry to Marin

You’ve escaped the city and landed in beautiful Marin. Now what?

TRAVELING TO MARIN BY FERRY is an experience in itself, but each ferry terminal offers opportunities to explore the county — on dry land. Here, we share a few favorite eateries, stores and gift items available within walking distance of each Marin-bound boat.


Sausalito Ferry Landing

HUNT Take a stroll to Caledonia Street for a look at local fashion. Recent additions to the neighborhood are gr.dano Boutique and Design Studio, specializing in Bay Area–inspired, stylish clothing, and Sarah Swell Jewelry. grdano.com, sarahswell.com

NIBBLE A seasonal menu, open-air seating and a full tequila bar make Copita the ultimate summertime stop. Located directly across from the ferry terminal, the Mexican eatery offers gluten-free lunch and dinner options featuring ingredients grown in the restaurant’s garden. copitarestaurant.com

TAKE AWAY Opened in 2013, Driver’s Market brings artisanal, environmentally friendly edibles to Sausalito in a space that’s held a grocery store since the ’70s. With the juice bar, gourmet deli and carefully curated local goods, you won’t leave empty-handed. driversmarket.com

Tiburon Ferry Terminal

HUNT Forget the mall — downtown Tiburon is a haven for all types of women’s clothing, shoes and jewelry. Favorites like Koze, Citrus, Sarah Shaw Studio and Vineyard Vines will ensure you go home in style. getkoze.com, shopcitrus.com, sarahshaw.com, vineyardvines.com

NIBBLE For a lunchtime experience that is truly Tiburon, Waypoint Pizza is a must. Find the building — an early 1880s landmark — by looking for the iconic compass rose, and stay for delicious pies, pastas and salads served in a nautical, family-friendly atmosphere. waypointpizza.com

TAKE AWAY Couloir Wines and Straight Line Wine are quintessential California — locally produced, with European influences. Winemaker Jon Grant gained experience at several of Napa Valley’s top wineries before creating his signature Couloir Pinot Noir, an ideal souvenir to save and sip. couloirwines.com

Larkspur Ferry Terminal

HUNT The L.A. fashion scene has found a home at Marin Country Mart. With stores like Calypso St. Barth, Intermix, James Perse and Malia Mills, you may want to apologize to your wallet in advance. marincountrymart.com

NIBBLE MCM is home to plenty of delicious restaurants, but if you’re lucky enough to visit on a Sunday, you will be welcomed by Off the Grid’s fleet of food trucks. Be prepared to chow down. marincountrymart.com

TAKE AWAY Supporting independent bookstores has never been so important; at Diesel, A Bookstore, the staff bookworms read, review and recommend, making finding a new favorite a no-brainer. dieselbookstore.com

Categories: Summer Guide