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.
A Natural Sanctuary, A Human Haven
Viewing Elephant Seals
Even though most of the adult elephant seals have headed back to sea, there are still hundreds of weaned pups on beaches along Drakes Bay.
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.
Harbor Seal Protection Measures
An annual closure of Drakes Estero & other areas is implemented from March 1 to June 30 to protect harbor seals during their pupping season.
Lighthouse Restoration Updates
The National Park Service is undertaking a large restoration project on the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse which will result in closures.
Winter Shuttle Bus System: CANCELLED
Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Chimney Rock Road are open to privately owned vehicles from 6 am to midnight, seven days a week.
Youth Conservation Corps Program
Point Reyes NS seeks 15- to 18-year-olds for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps. Applications must be postmarked on or before April 12.
Yoga & Dune Restoration
Sat., April 6. Help the dune restoration team remove European searocket at Abbotts Lagoon. Then participate in a yoga class on the beach.
Habitat Restoration Program
Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes. The next workday is scheduled for Sunday, April 14.
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., April 13.
General Management Plan Amendment
The public scoping period for the General Management Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement closed on November 30, 2018.
Info for Visitors with Disabilities
Find out what accessibility resources are available at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Drakes Estero Restoration
Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.
Last updated: March 22, 2019