Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
Hazardous Surf Conditions for Point Reyes National Seashore for November 28, 2013
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135
The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards statement for large northwest swells that will approach the coast on Thursday. Swells are expected to build to 8 to 10 feet on Thursday which will translate into larger than normal surf, possible sneaker waves, and rip currents along Point Reyes beaches.
People venturing near the ocean for the holiday should be alert for large waves capable of producing sneaker waves or rip currents which can sweep a person out to sea, especially at Point Reyes Beach North and South.
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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...