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 »
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore on October 1, 2013
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
The National Weather Service report for this morning has issued a high surf advisory which is in effect until 5 am PDT Tuesday, October 1.
These conditions will result in strong rip currents and potential sneaker waves. Steeper beaches, particularly northwest facing beaches, will see large breaking waves.
A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion as well as potential sneaker waves. Fishermen should avoid fishing off of rocks and jetties.
Did You Know?
Northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) began breeding at Point Reyes in 1981 after being absent for over 150 years. The population breeds at terrestrial haul out sites at Point Reyes Headland, one of only eleven mainland breeding areas for northern elephant seals in the world. More...