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.


2015 Sand Sculpture Contest: Maggie Johnston Award for Creative Excellence Winner: Entry #31: Sea Lion, by Selina Winstersteen

2015 Sand Sculpture Contest Photos

The 34th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach had 63 entries. Check out our Sand Sculpture Contest photo galleries.

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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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Logo for the Marin MPA Watch

Marin MPA Watch Volunteer Training/Group Survey

Saturday, Oct. 10 from noon to 3:30 pm. If you love the beach and are curious about our Marine Protected Areas, become a trained MPA Watch volunteer

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Habitat Restoration Program Volunteers removing iceplant.

Habitat Restoration Program Workdays

Help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Point Reyes National Seashore. The next workday is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15.

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Bull tule elk bugling next to two female elk on Tomales Point.

Tule Elk Rut Season

This is an exciting time of year where visitors will likely hear bull elk bugling and see them attempting to round up harems of females.

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"BayWood Artists Paint Point Reyes"

BayWood Artists will present an exhibition and sale of landscape paintings at the Red Barn Classroom & Toby's Feed Barn from Sept. 5 through Oct. 11.

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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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