Hipcamp host Guido F.
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This site is right next to the Estero San Antonio. There is a willow and a nice lush bank to relax and read by. Easy put in for kayaks. The walk to the bathroom is a short trip up a mowed trail. There is space for 1 large tent or 2 small tents. This campsite has no running water and no fire ring, but it is by the water's edge, perfect for a camper van. Enjoy the peace and q

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This site is right next to the Estero San Antonio. There is a willow and a nice lush bank to relax and read by. Easy put in for kayaks. The walk to the bathroom is a short trip up a mowed trail. There is space for 1 large tent or 2 small tents. This campsite has no running water and no fire ring, but it is by the water's edge, perfect for a camper van. Enjoy the peace and quiet of this land and the singing of the birds in the nearby trees. There is parking for 1 car or two if you are willing to wiggle.

You will have access to our pastures for picnics, leisurely walks, at your choosing. When you check in we will give you directions to a few special places on the ranch. A liability waiver will be needed to be signed.

We try to leave the land better off than we found it and hope that you will share the same respect for the pristine beauty of this place. We are 5 minutes away from the quaint town of Tomales and 10 minutes from Dillon Beach and it's incredible beach . Bring your own kayak or canoe and paddle to the ocean down the Estero San Antonio!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Guido a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Swallow Nest in California.

Coastal
Prairie, meadow, ...
River, stream, or...
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Swallow Nest

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Hipcamper Catherine

Peaceful estero farmland

Catherine D.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2020

We had a much needed escape to this peaceful spot in western Sonoma. The campsites are mown areas located on cattle farmland along the banks of a winding Estero, where we happily paddled our canoe and picked blackberries. The landscape is open with rolling hills. The sites are at least 100 yards apart and while Swallow was open the other sites have trees for privacy. Some have fire rings but ours didn’t, and the property doesn’t always allow fires. Guido and Emily were responsive, the directions and signage were clear, and the composting toilet facility was immaculate! You can order meat and eggs from the farm for your stay - we had ribeyes and eggs that were delicious. This was our first Hipcamp and we look forward to more!

Hipcamper Shreya
Shreya T.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2020

The site was beautiful and very comfortable! The compost toilet was in great condition and the ground was soft to camp on.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda P.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2020

THE GOOD
Peaceful pretty spot. Just a large grassy field along the estuary. Quiet and undisturbed which is remarkable considering the number of people who camp there. It was unclear how many sites there are...maybe 8 or 10. Other campsites are in view but far enough apart not to be heard. The only improvement is a composting toilet. It was immaculate. We did not meet the host. Info from Hip Camp said no check in needed.
In a great area near the beach where it's difficult to get a reservation and there is nothing inexpensive to be had, paying $40 for a campsite is a great find. There is a sense of nature and the outdoors without the crowding like in public campgrounds.
THE BAD
Poor signage. It was hard to tell which was our campsite. We set up and then I realized that we were probably in the wrong spot.

Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew B.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2020

Really nice!

Hipcamper Denine

Great camp next to wineries and far

Denine E.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2020

Great location! Cows and roosters made us feel like we were really on a farm. The foccocia bread from the farm was delicious! We were so close to the beach and lots of different farm stands and wineries! Lots of fun!

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Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia H.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2020

I fell asleep to the sound of cows, crickets and the creek next to swallow nest :). It was a great, easy stay, especially during covid. Thank you Guido and Emily! The focaccia was delicious too.

Hipcamper Candice

Fabulous experience

Candice P.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

We had a really really beautiful, peaceful and happy camping experience at swallows nest. It was private and quiet. The view was incredible. The estuary was so fantastic to paddle around on. We loved our neighbor cows. The facilities that were available were clean and well-maintained. We will definitely return if we are able. It was a quick and easy drive to town or the Beach. We really could not have hope for more!

Our campsiteEvening dinner viewCanoeing up the estuary
Property
Estero San Antonio Wonderland
State
California
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site
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