• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 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 »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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:
Melanie Gunn, Volunteer Program Manager, 415-464-5131, email

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Did You Know?

Dorsal view of a gray whale breaching. Photo by Merrill Gosho/NOAA.

The Endangered Species Act turned 40 on December 28, 2013. 99 percent of the plants and animals protected by the ESA have been saved from extinction, including the bald eagle, brown pelican, gray whale, and peregrine falcon, all of which can be seen at Point Reyes. More...