23240 Highway 1
Marshall, CA 94940
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About Us

A restaurant where every table has a view...

Nick's Cove, the restored historic roadhouse overlooking the pristine Tomales Bay, serves the freshest sustainable, local seafood, oysters, produce and cheese Marin and Sonoma County have to offer.

Whenever and wherever possible, Nick's Cove supports organic farming, responsible animal husbandry, and sustainable fishing practices.

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
Brunch Saturdays and Sundays starting at 10 a.m.
Lunch Daily starting at 11 a.m.
Dinner Daily starting at 4 p.m


Nick's Cove has 12 luxurious cottages. 5 are located directly on Tomales Bay, while the other 7 are situated across Highway 1.

Ruthie’s Cottage - 518 square feet

Right on the bay, with private deck perfect for sunsets and sangrias.

  ADA compliant.
Al’s Cottage – 473 square feet

Located directly on the water, Al’s is the ultimate honeymooner’s retreat with a private deck.
Bandit’s Bungalow – 787 square feet

If you like the name, you’ll love the scene-stealing two room suite with a bedroom that entertains a 180 degree view of the bay. 

Perfect for a girlfriend’s getaway or a family with children.
Nicolina – 287 square feet

The unique, boat-shaped sleeping cottage was inspired by a 1930’s hay scow that sat moored on pilings at Nick’s Cove for decades…

 a landmark for fishermen and travelers alike.
Big Rock – 729 square feet

Named after a local landmark, Big Rock/Little Rock features spacious duplex accommodations and private beach.
Heart’s Desire – 440 square feet

Named after a beloved local beach…not a flaming drink or romantic liaison…Heart’s Desire offers luxury living space with a bay view.
The Red Legged Frog – 440 square feet

With a moniker that pays tribute to the local wildlife—

the “Frog” features luxury living space with a bay view.
Innkeepers Cottage – 710 square feet

This sweet garden-level cottage is a great choice for families.  The living area includes an oversized pullout sofa and coffee table … great for game night, a dining table and wood burning stove. 
Fly Fisherman’s Cottage – 640 square feet

Among the most spacious cottages, Fly Fisherman’s cottage offers 640 square feet of incredibly romantic comforts.
Uncle Andy’s Cottage – 534 square feet

 Uncle Andy liked to get cozy, and his namesake cottage offers all-out comfort.  ADA compliant.
Jerry’s Cottage – 494 square feet

Comfort’s king in this cozy hideaway with 438 square feet of living space, a wraparound deck and bay view.
Judy’s Cottage – 436 square feet

With its private deck and bay view, Judy’s Cottage offers extra space for relaxing.

All cottage beds are appointed with luxurious cotton linens, plush down comforters and cotton duvets.
All but three of our cottages have large soaking tubs and all have one-of-a-kind rainforest showers, heated ceramic tile floors, hair dryer, shaving/make up mirror, organic bath amenities by EO, plush robes, towels and slippers.


Encircled by sea, sky, and the fog-shrouded hills of West Marin, is there a more romantic setting for an intimate wedding than Nick's Cove?
For the most special moment of their lives, the bride and groom have an array of picturesque places to exchange vows;
on the beach at sunset, at the end of the pier, or on the back of a special boat

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Later, guests can enjoy a sumptuous lunch or dinner at Nick's Cove, featuring the finest seafood, shellfish, meats, and wines Northern California has to offer.

After the reception, the happy couple can retreat to the peace and privacy of their romantic waterfront cottage with exquisite views of Tomales Bay, a fireplace, full bar and luxurious linens.

Nick's Cove can accommodate weddings up to 60 guest


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Activities - "Get out there!"

Whatever your recreational passions, you'll find ample opportunities for it right here at Nick's Cove.

Located on the east shore of Tomales Bay - indisputably the largest unspoiled coastal bay on the California coast - Nick’s Cove is a paradise for outdoor recreation, inspired by the rich marine and wildlife of the bay, nearby Point Reyes National Seashore, Bodega Bay, and the Pacific Ocean, just a few miles to the north.

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Legendary Highway 1 follows Tomales Bay's eastern contours, past weathered oyster farms, dairy and cattle ranches, and the tiny outposts of Marshall and Marconi. The west shore of the bay, via Sir Francis Drake Highway, passes through Tomales Bay State Park and Point Reyes National Seashore.

From either side of the bay, you'll find access to scenic trails leading to the bay where you can enjoy a picnic, hiking, beachcombing, and star-gazing.

The bay's relatively shallow waters -averaging 12' deep - secluded coves, beautiful beaches, and wildlife make it a mecca for kayakers, sailors, and pleasure boaters.

At Tomales Bay's northernmost point, the bay opens to Bodega Bay, providing a natural buffer from the colder, choppier waters of the Pacific Ocean, and serving as a hub for fishing and boating activity.


Languages Spoken
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 150
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteFull Bar AvailableOnsite Catering
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Beautiful Venue and Cottages to stay in! I highly recommend Nick's Cove if you have not checked it out. Oceanfront and absolutely gorgeous!

Jan 08, 2013