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 »
Special Events Weeks
In 2010, Point Reyes National Seashore partnered with the West Marin Chamber of Commerce, West Marin Visitors Bureau, and Point Reyes National Seashore Association to bring to you Special Events Weeks. The public was invited to come visit Point Reyes National Seashore to see and experience our diverse natural resources and cultural heritage!
At this time, no future Special Events Weeks are planned.
The Spring 2010 Special Events, in conjunction with the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival, was held from Friday, April 16 through Monday, April 26, 2010. Activities included field trips, slideshows, films, talks, volunteer field events, and much more! The special events hosted by local businesses included special dinners paired with discussions and slide shows by local experts, as well as a kayak tour of the Tomales Bay.
The Winter 2010 Special Events: Life on the Edge, which was held from Saturday, January 16 through Sunday, January 24, 2010, had a special seasonal focus on our marine wildlife and other ocean topics. Activities included field trips, slideshows, films, talks, and volunteer field events. The special events hosted by local businesses included special dinners paired with discussions and films by local experts, as well as a kayak tour of the Giacomini Wetlands.
For answers to your questions about Special Events Weeks, contact:
Did You Know?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...