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.


Ranger leading tour along the Earthquake Trail.

Ranger-guided Programs

Visitors are invited to explore the wonders of Point Reyes and learn more about National Seashore’s natural and cultural history with a Park Ranger.

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Historic black and white photograph of

"West Marin Vernacular: 1850–1960"

Historic photographs of West Marin will be exhibited in the Red Barn Classroom from Dec. 1 through Jan. 4. A reception is scheduled for Dec. 12.

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Black Abalone.

Lunchtime Science Lecture

Thursday, December 3, 2015. Noon. Kari Eckdahl presents "The North and South of it, Black Abalone Presence in the California National Parks."

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Detail of a holiday tree with a string of lights.

2015 Holiday Open House

Join us on Friday, December 11, for our Holiday Open House at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Come meet park staff and other members of the community.

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Male Coho Salmon

Salmon Spawning Season

As winter rains return, Coho salmon & Steelhead trout begin swimming up area streams in order to spawn. Find out where you can observe the migration.

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Image of a Marin Airporter bus awaiting passengers at Drakes Beach.

2016 Winter Shuttle Bus System

Starting December 26, 2015, Sir Francis Drake Blvd. will be closed 9 am to 5:30 pm on weekends & holidays beyond South Beach to visitor motor traffic.

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A herd of tule elk on Tomales Point.

Tule Elk at Tomales Point FAQ

The National Park Service has published an FAQ (frequently asked questions) page in response to recent inquiries about the tule elk at Tomales Point.

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Douglas iris and Drakes Estero. © Sue Van Der Wal.

Drakes Estero Restoration

Follow the progress of the restoration of Drakes Estero.

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Kehoe Ranch in the foreground with the McClures Ranch and Chimney Rock in the background. © Sue Van Der Wal.

Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan

The NPS is conducting a ranch planning process for the working ranches administered by PRNS. Community Workshop Public Comment Analysis now available.

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