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
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!
- 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
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Peaceful estero farmland
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!
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.
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.
Great camp next to wineries and far
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!
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!
Ranch camp -short distance to coast
Overall would recommend. Private enough if you have a van to block views Into site, but relatively open. One secluded spot to pitch tent, but plenty of room to pitch multiple tents in open.
Great site if you are looking to quickly launch a kayak and take a leisurely paddle on a very still river. I did and would assume the water has a good deal of farm runoff and proper precautions should be taken. We had a camp shower with us to Clean off leaving the river.
The site itself is in the middle of a grass field inrolling hills of a ranch. Horses Cows and Birds abound.
The only negative, which should be clearly stated in the site description, is it is within open view within 75ft of a through site. Luckily the sprinter van that showed up there in the evening was only noisy during camp setup.
Facts to plan for (not negative or positive): Windy much of the time. Foggy overnight so keep a jacket and leggings for night runs. If you want to truly distance during stay, bring your own portable bathroom setup as we did and pack it out. Plenty of space to set up a pop up and a luggable liu,
Gorgeous, peaceful, rustic, easy to access. Really good spot for van or tent camping. Our daughter was entertained by picking blackberries and mooing at the cows. Some sites don’t have a fire ring, and the water spigots were communal so we met some of our neighbor campers to share. The compostable toilet was unexpectedly nice! Never got smelly or messy, all other campers were diligent and responsible about using it properly and it was cleaned and restocked regularly by the host. We spent the day at point Reyes between our 2 nights at swallows nest and egrets nest.