Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Drakes Beach Café Temporarily Closed for Repairs November 30 through December 27, 2007
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
From Friday, November 30, 2007 through Thursday, December 27, 2007, the Drakes Beach Café will be closed for housekeeping activities prior to the busy whale watching and elephant seal viewing season. The café will reopen on Friday, December 28 and hours of operation for the winter season will be Friday from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Monday, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. They also take reservations for dinners on Fridays at (415) 669-1297.
The Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be open weekends and holidays at this time and will begin selling tickets for the popular shuttle bus operation starting on Saturday, December 29, 2007. The shuttle takes visitors from Drakes Beach parking lot, to the Lighthouse parking lot, then on to the Chimney Rock parking lot before returning to Drakes Beach. Visitors can get on and off the shuttle at anytime. The fee for the shuttle operation is $5 for adults, children 16 and under ride free.
Did You Know?
The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...