Nick's Cove boat shack destroyed in fire

A fire ruined the historic boat shack at Nick's Cover restaurant in Marin County on January 7, 2024.Photo: Marin County Fire (KTVU FOX 2)

A fire ripped through an iconic  boat shack at a popular restaurant in Marin County on Sunday, according to authorities.   

Just before 5 p.m., Marin County Fire dispatch received a report of a structure fire at Nick's Cove restaurant and cottages. The flames destroyed the boat shack, which was a place for customers at Nick's to gather and have a drink at the end of a pier on Tomales Bay.

No one was inside the shack at the time and the fire was extinguished by 5:30 p.m., county fire officials said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.   

Multiple agencies helped with the blaze, including Sonoma County Fire, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Tomales Volunteer Fire Company. 

Bay City News contributed to this report.