With rolling hills and fields of grass, West Marin is the largest rural region in Marin County. West Marin is generally considered to be west of Mill Valley and Nicasio on the Pacific Ocean side of Mount Tamalpais. It includes the towns of:
All are unincorporated communities which means the county services are usually handled thru the Civic Center in North San Rafael.
Road cyclists enjoy the ride from central Marin to the Point Reyes lighthouse, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Tomales Bay and Marshall are great places for oysters at many of the local restaurants. The quiet solitude of this area, coupled with the quaint and picturesque small towns, makes West Marin a hidden gem.
West Marin is served by Marin Transit, which connects to Golden Gate Transit lines at Marin City and in the San Geronimo Valley.
The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, active since the 1970s, focuses on environmental issues such as preserving open space and protecting vulnerable species.