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Baycation: Angel Island is #1 getaway for Bay Area beaches

Angel Island's Quarry Beach offers a white sandy beach for strolling with million dollar views of the San Francisco skyline

Angel Island’s Quarry Beach offers a white sandy beach for strolling with million dollar views of the San Francisco skyline

No time to getaway?  No problem.  Your perfect “Baycation” awaits when you take a ride with Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island State Park.

That’s right. You’re invited to sit back and relax as Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s scenic 10-miniute ferry ride transports you to Historic Angel Island State Park – the perfect venue for your family picnic or BBQ – with charcoal BBQ’s for public use near Ayala Cover.  To plan your ultimate “Baycation” on San Francisco Bay, first check out Angel Island -Tiburon Ferry’s current Tiburon Ferry Schedule.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

What kind of adventure will you find with a day trip to Angel Island onboard Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry?

How to enjoy your “Baycation” like an “Angel Island Insider:”

If adventure is your game, Angel Island State Park is your destination for discovery, fun and exciting outdoor activities.  Nature lovers and photographers will find plenty of  photo ops – as well as revel over the amazing natural beauty to discover when spending the day on Angel Island the “Jewel of San Francisco Bay.”

“Getaway without going away” with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry. That’s right. You’re invited to sit back and relax as Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s scenic 10-miniute ferry ride transports you to Angel Island State Park – the perfect venue for your Labor Day Weekend family picnic or BBQ – with charcoal BBQ’s for public use near Ayala Cover.

Angel Island is your “close to home getaway” for whatever outdoor activities you’re into such as:

  • Hiking – Angel Island offers hiking trails appropriate for all skill levels
  • Biking (Bring your own bike on the ferry for just a $1.00 or rent on the island)
  • White Sandy beaches with million dollar views of the San Francisco skyline & the Gold Gate Bridge
  • Boating…and  even camping overnight.
Your perfect "Baycation" awaits in the middle of San Francisco Bay when you take a ride with Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry.

Your perfect “Baycation” awaits in the middle of San Francisco Bay when you take a ride with Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry.

Click here to read more about Angel Island State Park’s  white sandy Beaches such as  Ayala Cove (pictured), which is the most kid-friendly beach on the island, as it is the easiest to get to with small children.  Additional Angel Island Beaches – some with amazing views of the San Francisco Skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge can be accessed by foot to include:

  • Perles Beach
  • Quarry Beach
  • Camp Reynolds Beach
  • China Cove

Access to some of the beaches may be limited at times, so do pick up a map at the Visitors Center located near the dock at Ayala Cove when you arrive, and ask about any beach and trail closures and/or updates.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Schedule to Angel Island “At a Glance”

Where to Eat: There are a number of fantastic spots on Angel Island to enjoy a picnic, and as mentioned above, Charcoal BBQ grills are located near Ayala Cove (BYO charcoal and food to cook)

PS:  You can also pre-order delicious box lunches from Angel Island Cafe here.

Paradise Island Getaway Essentials ~ What to Bring:

  • Spending money
  • Sunscreen
  • A broad rimmed hat or visor
  • sunglasses
  • Water and snacks
  • Blanket or beach chairs to sit on
  • Swimsuit and towels
  • Keep in mind, the weather can change at any time so dress in layers.
 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company
Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Feel free to give us a call @ 415.435.2131 with any questions you may have, and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you plan and enjoy your “Baycation” on San Francisco Bay…with us! ~ Captain Maggie

Directions to the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, CA