CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Inner Tomales Bay
The Cal. Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from inner Tomales Bay. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in mussels from this area. More »
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 »
Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
Beginning Saturday, December 28, 2013, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will be closed beyond the South Beach Road junction on weekends & holidays during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore on Monday, February 13, 2012
Contact: John A. Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
The National Weather Service report for this morning has issued a high surf advisory which is in effect from 3 p.m. PST this afternoon to 3 a.m. PST Tuesday, February 14.
These conditions will result in strong rip currents and possible sneaker waves. Steeper beaches, particularly northwest facing beaches, will see large breaking waves.
Large northwesterly swells, locally in the 12 to 14 foot range, will create a dangerous near shore environment. These conditions will result in strong rip currents and sneaker waves. Use extreme caution along the shoreline. Breakers could reach up to 17 feet.
Did You Know?
Even if California and the West gets more rainfall with global warming, earlier snow melt and hotter summers will likely produce more drought stress, increasing susceptibility to pathogens and invasive species. More...