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.

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

General Management Plan Amendment

The NPS has released a DEIS for lands in active ranching managed by Point Reyes for a 45-day review & comment period closing on Sept. 23.

A sand sculpture of an unidentified flying object that has crashed on the beach.

2019 Sand Sculpture Contest Photos

Check out photographs from the 2019 Thirty-eighth Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

White structures, some with red roofs, surrounded by scaffolding perched on a cliff above the ocean.

Lighthouse Restoration Updates

The National Park Service is undertaking a large restoration project on the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse which will result in closures.

A fuzzy speckled plover chick stands behind a buff-colored plover that is sitting on the sand.

Western Snowy Plover Updates

Find out what is happening out at the nesting sites and how you can help ensure snowy plovers have a productive nesting season.

Two volunteers wearing yellow safety vests picking up litter along a roadside.

Organize a Team Up to Clean Up Crew

Join Environmental Action Committee of West Marin to clean up the roadsides and shorelines in West Marin the week of September 16 to 20.

Citizenship candidates taking an oath during the 2013 Naturalization Ceremony at Point Reyes N.S.

Annual Naturalization Ceremony

Join the National Park Service as we welcome new citizens during a naturalization ceremony at 11 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

Third Thursday Weeders on July 11, 2011.

Third Thursday Weeders

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Thursday, September 19.

Volunteers with buckets looking for trash on a sandy bluff-backed beach with the ocean to the right.

California Coastal Cleanup Day

Join us at 10 am on Saturday, September 21 to remove marine debris and trash from Drakes Beach.

Six volunteers removing invasive cape ivy with trees and a bay in the background.

National Public Lands Day

Point Reyes National Seashore will be hosting volunteer events in recognition of National Public Lands Day the weekend of September 28.

A woman points to an image of a seal pup projected on a screen while talking to a seated audience.

Winter Wildlife Docent Training

Become a Winter Wildlife Docent for the winter of 2019–2020. Application deadline is Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

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: September 9, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(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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