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 »
Event: Holidays Open House
Date: Friday, December 13, 2013, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Point Reyes National Seashore, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor State Parks, and Point Reyes National Seashore Association cordially invites you to our 2013 Holiday Open House at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Come meet park staff and other members of the community. Refreshments will be provided by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. All are welcome and admission is free.
Special Guests: Richard Blair and Kathleen P. Goodwin will be on site to sign their new book, Reyes of Light, which explores the Point Reyes Lighthouse, the National Seashore, and the surrounding community.
We will also be showing a clip of the new historical documentary, The San Agustin: A California Shipwreck, by George Thelen of Thelen Creative Services. The film explores maritime history and the first known California shipwreck, which was off Point Reyes near Drakes Beach.
Please contact John Dell'Osso at 415-464-5135 or by email for more information.
To get to the Bear Valley Visitor Center, follow the directions to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Celebrating Protection of Public Land and Ocean
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris)are the largest pinniped with males reaching a maximum of about 5,000 lbs. Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are much smaller with both males and females reaching a maximum weight of around 250 lbs. More...