A Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven

From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.

Four red-roofed, white-sided buildings sit on a rocky headland surrounded by water.

The Lighthouse Has Reopened

The 15-month rehabilitation project at the Point Reyes Lighthouse is finished & the site has reopened to visitors as of Friday, November 8.

Five Habitat Restoration Program volunteers removing iceplant with hand tools.

Habitat Restoration Program

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, December 8.

Children looking at birds through binoculars during the 2014 Christmas Bird Count for Kids.

9th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Join local naturalists & Bay Area families for a day of birding at Point Reyes. Saturday, January 11. Advanced registration is required.

Three ten-foot-tall cone-shaped structures made of redwood-bark sit in a grassy area adjacent trees.

Kule Loklo Open House & Workday

Visit a replica Coast Miwok village that offers a glimpse of life in pre-European California. The next open house/workday is Sat., Dec. 14.

Visitors boarding a Marin Airporter bus at Drakes Beach.

2020 Winter Shuttle Bus System

Starting Dec. 28 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. may be closed on weekends & holidays beyond South Beach to visitor vehicle traffic including bikes.

A split image of the Point Reyes Boathouse access road in 1956 and in 2019.

Point Reyes Record: Then & Now

Point Reyes Record: Then & Now tells the park's story by matching beautiful and fascinating archival photographs with photos from today.

Female coho salmon. NPS / Jessica Weinberg.

Salmon Spawning Season

As winter rains return, coho salmon & steelhead trout swim up area streams in order to spawn. Find out where you can observe the migration.

Weaned elephant seal pups, aka

Elephant Seals

Elephant seals have returned to the beaches around the Point Reyes Headlands to birth their pups and to mate.

A group of visitors watching for gray whales.

Watch for Whales at Point Reyes

Gray whales migrate past Point Reyes from December through May and can frequently be seen from the Lighthouse and Chimney Rock areas.

Spaletta (C) Ranch with the Point Reyes Headlands in the background.

General Management Plan Amendment

The 45-day review & comment period for the DEIS for lands in active ranching managed by Point Reyes closed on September 23.

An individual in a wheelchair exploring the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

Info for Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Drakes Estero. NPS / Rex Frobenius.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

Last updated: December 5, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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